Christmas Mad Dash

I had to go to the grocery store a second time today after work because I always forget my list when I go to the store. Well, I forget things when I go to the store without my list. Therefore, if I forgot something again, we are not having it! OK. Fine. I will go back, but I will stomp my feet doing it. Being out among all the masses of people almost blew my fuse. My road rage was on point. 

Today I am going to congratulate myself and celebrate for not cussing at anyone from inside my car. Wine Wednesday for me! I am treating myself to a mimosa with cranberries and pomegranate…or several.  

Tomorrow I am going to get a few things done at work and then get a quick visit out to the farm to see all the horses…possibly fit in a ride. Can I just bring them back and hide them in the back yard???

I have finished my gift shopping and wrapping. I usually get great joy out of wrapping presents, but this year it just is not the same. 

I am hoping that the cooking and baking  will give me the final kick in the bum to get into the spirit. Speaking of cooking and baking…here is what I am doing for our Christmas celebrations! 

1. Cranberry sauce for Christmas Day. I am going to make that right now and will add a green pepper this time for some intrigue. 

2. Peppermint cake for Friday dinner dessert when my dad’s side of the family gets together. I have never made this one before and I am excited! This picture is from the site. 

3. Pumpkin bread for my farrier. He is coming out the day after Christmas to do everyone’s hooves. This is a tried and true family recipe that we make all year long. 

4. Pomegranate cake for Christmas Day. I love this cake. I made it for one of our celebrations last year and I have to do it again. You could easily use any fruit as opposed to pomegranate, but the pomegranate is really good. The picture is from the site. I can not find the pic from last year’s cake. 

Are you in the spirit yet? We still have a few days yet. What are you doing to get into the spirit or cooking/baking for Christmas? 

7 thoughts on “Christmas Mad Dash

  1. I love this time of year! A couple of weekends ago I made up the batter for four different kinds of cookies, and froze the little balls of dough so I could take them out of the freezer and bake up fresh cookies any time. It has been so perfect! You can make as many or as few as you want (need!) and there are always warm, fresh-from-the-oven cookies available.

      1. Pre-rolling is key! Otherwise you get a frozen lump of dough that’s impossible to work with. Having bags of dough balls in the freezer is so satisfying…and no one will ever know if you just sneak one out to eat raw. 🙂

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