There have been years where Sassy Lassie has gone all out for Christmas, but it does not happen every year by any means. Big shopping and gift giving have never been part of our Christmas. More of my time is spent baking and making a fantastic Christmas dinner for the whole family which sometimes is 30 or more people.
This year is going to be very low key..but I can't help wanting to cook all sorts of yummy things this time of year and so yesterday I took my day off and did some baking.
I realized yesterday that I love, love, love the kitchen and ambiance of our new home. By most peoples measure, our kitchen would be sadly missing lots, but for me, it has everything I could ever want or need. It is warm, filled with sunshine and easy to get around.
This is my HUGE 'Ball Jar' filled with organic sugar.
I put 5 pounds of flour into a vintage Pyrex bowl which
made it easier than ever to get lots done.
One of my standard holiday treats is homemade Cinnamon Swirl bread.
This batch made 6 loaves. Here is the lovely dough after its rising.
\Next were Sugar Cookies in mitten, angel, snowflake and tree shapes.
This cookie is called a Poppy Seed 'Sand Dollar'. Really yummy with a cup of tea.
And the day ended with this image out my kitchen window.
Sunset with a small moon.