I hope all of you are having a happy and safe holiday season, whether you practice Christmas, another holiday, or are just enjoying the winter season!
This year, we won’t have our daughter with us… travel is still difficult for her with a relatively young child. Fortunately, our son is close enough that he will be spending the holiday with us, and we will be able to use one of our new-fangled gadgets (my husband is in charge of that sort of thing…) to be able to talk face-to-face with our daughter at least.
The holiday meal is going to be nice as well – ham this year!
Happy holidays to all of you!
I just wanted to quickly wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, for my American readers, and a nice Thursday, for everyone else! Personally, I’m thankful that after a couple of rough years, things are starting to get a bit better for everyone, even if it sometimes feels like it is just a little at a time, and that all of my personal family has gotten through the last few years safe and healthy.
Merry Christmas Eve! I know with all of the Covid 19 precautions, most of us won’t be celebrating Christmas the way we have been used to in the past. It’s the first time since our daughter was born that we won’t have our family together. I just keep telling myself that next year we’ll all be back to normal.
On a very trivial note, this is the first year in a while that I haven’t had a Panera coffee cake here for Christmas morning. (I have mentioned how much I dislike baking things from scratch.) I think it’s nice to have something to eat with your morning coffee – and the Panera coffee cake was the easiest way to go. However, with all of the hassles of not wanting to go into the restaurant to pick it up I decided to bake something from scratch… if “scratch” includes a boxed mix.
So this morning I baked a Krusteaz Cinnamon Swirl Crumb Cake, and I’m here to tell you that it is delicious! For those of you who bake a lot, you would probably say “Hmmmmmm, not on my watch!” to this, but let me say that as a non-baker, it’s delicious! And it seems like a perfect solution for people who want a fresh coffee cake but who are like me: non-bakers.
I hope this holiday season has been healthy for all of you. Just remember that next year we should be back to normal. As difficult as this year has been for all of us, the holiday season is a joyous time of year. Here’s wishing you ALL an early Healthy, Happy, and Merry Christmas!