At Thanksgiving I made green bean casserole (from scratch!), corn casserole, and the cutest ever turkey cake balls, ever. For Christmas, instead of buying gifts, I made them! You really can't go wrong with a gift from the kitchen, and now it's a tradition for me.
No one complains about something they can eat. Unless it's fruitcake, they might complain about that.
As we've previously discussed, I love candy. And let me tell you, you haven't lived until you've had a homemade caramel. Have you? How about a homemade marshmallow? Trust me, you're missing out. I made salted caramels, marshmallows, peanut brittle and this year, I branched out and even made peppermint patties. O. M. G.
Every year I spend hours in the kitchen, poised over a vat of boiling sugar; I lose sight of what clear kitchen surfaces I manage to keep, I stress out my husband, and every year, I ask myself why I do this? And every year, I enjoy my friends' and coworkers' reactions so much, I forget about the terrible parts, and I know I'll do it again next year.
The leftover candies aren't a horrible incentive either. Let me live.
Now, here's the bad news, I don't have entries prepared for anything I've described above.
Work + Life + Holiday Crazy + Blog - Time = Head Full of Ideas + Empty Notebook Pages
So, I will labor on, and now that the holidaze (see what I did there?) is coming to an end, I'll work to share these recipes and more with you.