I love the Holidays and I always will. It brings out the little girl in me. The Holidays are so flamboyant and magical! The houses, stores and restaurants are decorated with beautiful colored lights and Christmas trees. It seems there’s something in the air, some electric energy – or perhaps it’s because of all those lights around us… lol!
What is great about this time of the year is I can find more excuses to bake… hey it’s the Holidays, right? I love the aromas of baked food in the oven floating in the house while traditional music is playing in the background. It makes the Holiday experience so enjoyable.
Each year, there are many dishes that I just have to make for the occasion. These dishes represent my childhood and bring lovely memories and the same applies to David as we have similar backgrounds. Of course since we are together, I added a few more items to the menu that really represent us as a couple and one of them, believe it or not, is gingerbread cookies.
I made them once before when I was much younger but this is not something I had when I was a child. There were other sweets baked instead of these cookies which were equally good but now that David and I started our own tradition, each year, I bake these little guys. Last year I started to dress them up a little – they were kind of naked – but by no means is my skill perfected, au contraire! Did someone once say that practice makes perfect? I don’t care if my little guys have one eye bigger than the other. It’s just fun to decorate them with Bing Crosby singing a Christmas carol, me sipping on a nice hot cocoa and the Christmas lights twinkling all around me! Merry Christmas!