Oh how Christmas came and went! Most of the time was spent with family and friends, but in those few moments I was alone I can’t help thinking how I’d like to make Christmas different next year. It’s not that I don’t cherish being with the people I love in my life, but every Christmas has felt the same. Same dinner at someone’s house, same conversations (no one seems to remember what my profession is). The only thing that’s changed is me. I don’t know. I’d like Christmas differently next year, someplace different, someplace new, with all the people I love. Can I make that happen?
Archives for December 2015
My Thanksgiving break baked goods.
Maple pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust. I usually make a crunchy walnut topping but I’ve got nut allergies in my family. Then an apple pie with my first ever Crisco crust which I loved! So flaky. Topped with an oatmeal crumble. And a bacon and cheddar quiche for my yearly reunion with high school buddies. They loved it. It was a tense moment getting the quiche out of the fluted pan. I did that trick I learned from The Great British Bake-Off where they put their creation on top of a can and slowly bring the pan down. It came out quite easily and didn’t leak! In fact the crust was quite thick. I knocked on it when it cooled down and it was pretty solid. So glad everything went well.