Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Christmas Christmas

Merry 29th of December, which as tonight's news informed me, is the Italian lucky gnocchi day (well the 29th of any month) so maybe you too will find gold coins under your plate of gnocchi tonight.

I have been home in the Soo for for the last week and a half, and enjoying time spent with family and friends (and not in the lab). What have I been doing most?

Christmas baking! before I left Calgary I made a Rum Cake and Brownie Roll-Out Cookies. Since I've been home I've added the following (from left to right):

  • Macaroons
  • Biscotti (well my mom made those)
  • Mars Bars Squares
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Peanutbutter and Butterscotch haystacks
  • Peanutbutter Cups hide-aways
  • Gingerbread Cookies
If you want any of the recipes, leave me a comment and I'll get you a copy. In the future I promise to post some as I do the baking. They all turned out delicious, even the macaroons which kinda flattened out a bit.

Also this year, in an effort to beat the pre-holidays blues, I bought my first Christmas Tree, which I set up in my Calgary apartment (around Dec. 1st!). And I love it!
 My very own white, pre-lit (this is key, no struggling with lights) artificial tree! Decked out all in blue!
 With the exception of this little guy, who I got at Home Sense, for like 4 worth it!

And yes, I did the cool thing, and took a picture reflected back in a bulb. You can see my cute little pink Sony Cyber-shot camera, that I use for all my pictures....for the last 3+ years. Maybe I`ll upgrade in 2012.

Anyhow! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! or Festivus! or Snowflake Day! or whatever! Hope you all enjoyed yours as much as I have been mine! Did you do any baking? Did you decorate a tree? Is it real or fake?

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