Many of you may know the day after thanksgiving as Black Friday. Personally, this day is known to me and my best friends as Christmas Season Day. This holiday season, I have made a list of activities that Bob and I will complete before the winter break is over…from Christmas movies to gingerbread houses. The festivities began on Christmas Season Day.
Treat ourselves to Starbucks
On our way up to Dallas, Bob surprised me with a Christmas cold cup from Starbucks filled with a Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino. I was gone for one minute in the bathroom…and VOILA! It was magical and exactly what I wanted. This activity is a tricky one though because we have already treated ourselves to Starbucks several times in the past week. After having my awesome cold cup, all I want to do is drink Frappuccinos. Also, in order to diversify my coffee consumption, I bought a ceramic to-go mug from Starbucks so we can enjoy warm Peppermint Mochas!
Milkshakes at Midnight
Bob and I went to get “milkshakes at midnight” back in the day when we were were nothing more than two kids with huge crushes. Bob was trying so hard to tell me he liked me that night…so cute. Anyway, for our one year anniversary, Bob, his sister, Katherine, and I got Steak and Shake shakes at midnight before driving home to College Station over spring break. This season, we couldn’t pass up the peppermint chocolate chip shakes that had been calling our names.
Another batch of Chicago style pizza
Homemade Sugar Cookies
Bob’s younger sister, Erin, made the icing. I learned something this past weekend that made icing the millions of cookies much quicker. We decided to flood the cookies with royal icing. Since I didn’t make the icing, I will have to perfect this skill next time around. We bought the white icing in a dispenser to allow for easier outlining. The icing should harden to a smooth, matte finish. Visit, Joy of Baking (http://www.joyofbaking.com/RoyalIcing.html), to find a detailed explanation of this process.
The blue icing had to be a little bit runny to flood into the corners of the outlined white. We helped the icing fills the spaces with spoons. The cookies tasted amazing, and one of my snowflakes even looked professional too.
Christmas movies to watch…
Home Alone Elf
It’s a Wonderful Life
Santa Claus 1, 2, 3
Doctor Who Christmas Invasion Doctor Who A Christmas Carol
Yesterday, I received a KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment. I do NOT have a KitchenAid. I didn’t have time to process this before taking my last anatomy lab practical, so I called my dad to say thank you for my gift. He told me the second half would arrive today and that I should do the math.
I am sitting here waiting for my package. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but it is looking like my Christmas gift from my dad is…..A KITCHENAID STAND MIXER!!!! Now, this is the only logical assumption, but I’m still waiting to find out.
MORAL OF THE STORY: This Christmas season will be full of delicious treats and sweets. My culinary adventures are about to get ten times MORE AWESOME.