Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmasy Weekend

I went a little overboard in the kitchen this past weekend.  This always seems to happen when I make the cooking or baking list unsupervised 🤣

But, to be fair, Christopher never stopped me when I put seven pounds of butter into the shopping cart.

We had been looking forward to this weekend for a while - our Christmasy weekend!  We decorated the house earlier in the month, but held off on watching any Christmas movies, or doing any baking.


On Friday evening we came straight home after work and got into the kitchen.  First up - Nanimo bars:

Then chocolate mountains:

We popped these into the freezer, then relaxed for the rest of the evening.

After a yummy breakfast on Saturday morning, I got busy baking.

My plan was to start with the treats that required the lowest temperature, and work my way up.  I started with snack mix and caramel corn (not pictured):

Then shortbread:

Candy cane, white chocolate cookies:

Oat bars:


Pretzel bites (some with a Rolo and pecan, and others with a Hershey's Hug and M&M):

Cinnamon twists:

Buns, and buttertarts:

And finally, peanut butter blossoms:

I bailed on the sugar cookies that I was going to make, and put the dough in the freezer.  I had been in the kitchen long enough for one day, and didn't feel like rolling out, baking, and decorating another 50 cookies or so ...

Those will have to wait for another day.

Christopher was the baking assistant, taste-taster, and drink pourer.  We finished around 6:00 p.m., and then retired to the living room with snacks and a couple of Christmas movies.

On Sunday we didn't have anything we had to do, so the whole day was full of festive fun.  We had eggnog French toast for breakfast:

And then we wrapped gifts, watched TV Christmas specials, and nibbled for the rest of the day.

All in all, it was a pretty sweet weekend

This is my last week of work before two weeks off 🎄🎅

How was your weekend?  What did you do?  
Did you do any Christmas baking this year?  
What is your favourite to make?  To eat?


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I loved seeing all the baking you did over on IG. You were a machine! But it’s good that you had a handsome assistant to keep your drink refreshed! Miss cookies are my fave cookie. I have a gf recipe but haven’t tried it - maybe next year! The only holiday baking I did was the sugar cookies for my cookie decorating party earlier this month.

We did very little Christmas prep this year as we kept gifts really really simple. I think we will do more next year when Paul has a little bit of an understanding of the holiday!

Amber said...

I am so late to the party commenting on this one but WOW all those treats look AMAZING. I am seriously impressed by your long day of baking. I did NO christmas baking this year, but I did really enjoy my mom and grandma's baking :)