Hello December. Only three weeks until Christmas - twenty one days. So much to do, so little time. We spent the weekend in Chicago, traveling from one hockey arena to the next, admiring Christmas lights and watching cars drive by with Christmas trees on their roofs. I need to make a list. Many lists. But first I need to finish unpacking, do some laundry, and sort through a few hundred photos from our weekend away.
I found a couple of new recipes I want to try this holiday season. A beautiful Stollen at Magnolia Days. My Mom buys Stollen every Christmas at her local European delicatessen and I'm going to try making one this year. Also, this Bananas Foster Breakfast Strata at Prevention RD. It's going to happen this weekend instead of the Oven Baked French Toast that I often make.
I came across some words that struck a chord with me.
"....find the reason to be happy for the ordinary. Let tedious be extraordinary"
Anissa at Free Anissa faces her challenges with attitude, and her words offer a beautiful perspective.
Pinterest is overflowing with ideas for the most beautiful, delicious, and crafty Christmas ever. Realistically, I'd like to make time to get one craft done with the kids and these Sock Snowmen are on my list.
And I am now officially in love with The Cheesecake Factory. I may or may not have pinched a menu while lunching there. And I may or may not be planning to copy half of their menu items. So good.
Twenty one days. Better get cracking.