Hello. As you may have guessed, it’s been so busy here on my end. Let’s catch up!
While I had less gifts to worry about this year, I did have to do some baking.
I prepped the doughs last Tuesday, the 22nd:
I baked all three off Wednesday, the 23rd, to create cookie boxes:
I had ordered these bakery boxes on Prime. I was going to go to Michael’s but I figured the store had long lines and since we’re supposed to technically stay-at-home, I wasn’t going to deal with that.
This is what each one looked like. I used some stamps to decorate the top of the boxes. The ribbon is from Prime as well.
I made an apple pie for my daddy. I used Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe for the pie crusts.
My mama took this picture. I had plenty of crust for the bottom and my crusts this time were moist; I was really happy with the outcome. I will have to try with my pie dish which is deeper. I made a lattice top and used small, Christmas cookie cutters to cut out little men and trees. My parents liked the pie.
I had gone with the husband on one Costco trip and picked out some scallops for our Christmas Eve OMAD. I had always seen them when I used to do the run. I thought to change it up a bit.
We had the seafood with linguine and Alfredo sauce. The Caesar Salad is from a mix.
On Christmas I made my very first, rack of lamb!
I chopped up rosemary and thyme and mixed them with EVOO + S&P. The rack was baked in the oven. So yummy!
New Year’s Eve
And now we’ve caught up to today. I told the husband to get more scallops during his yesterday, Costco trip:
Fluffy, mashed potatoes, oven-roasted vegetables, and scallops. There was only a pack of bacon so about half of the seafood had been wrapped up. Yep, our crew eats good in this house.
Well, I need a cat nap right now and then afterwards, the four of us will be watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; our annual, Harry Potter marathon is off to a slow start but it’s movin along; lots of Christmas movies were watched first by yours truly. Have any of you seen Dash & Lily? The Netflix series is based upon a book, one that the junior and I plan to read together in the new year. I’ve also been getting in some knitting and cross stitching here and there during all of this TV time.
Off I scoot. Happy New Year to all of you. Thank you for your support and comment cheer. Here’s looking forward to a brand new, blank year.