Happy Tuesday, Friends! I hope you are well. I am still getting things ready for Christmas over here… and working as well. I actually just shipped off my 9th or 10th magazine feature project for 2016. It’s crazy to think 2016 is upon us, isn’t it?
I came across some fresh chestnut from Italy while browsing at the grocery store… and thought it would really add to my Christmas experience roasting some chestnuts, especially in light of that song “Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire…” I have never heard of that song until I came to the States. So, I thought it would nice to roast those chestnuts!
I quickly found out that cutting a cross on the flat portions of those chestnuts was NOT a fun experience — I think it’s bordering on dangerous! And then peeling part after the roasting… I love the taste of the roasted nuts, but am not crazy about pre- and post- roasting parts of the process. My husband mused to me that there has to be a tool or something that I could use to make things a bit easier. Do you know of one? If you do, please let me know?
One thing I absolutely have to have (having grown up in a former British colony) is fruit cake or any kind (British super sweet fruit cake, Panettone, or Stollen etc) for Christmas! Miss Baby and I have been stuffing our faces with Stollen and Panettone. Someone please help me — I certainly do not need the added calories!!! :) And then, there are those peppermint cookies I made last night. ARGH! So, I am curious — are you a fruit-cakey kind of person, and do you (and how do you) exercise portion control during the holiday season?
Lastly, I learned really quickly this year that having two “interior designers” in the house for Christmas is a game of tug of war, especially where the Christmas tree is concerned. :) Everyone morning so far when Miss Baby wakes up, she re-arranges the ornaments to be at her eye level, and I would re-distribute the ornaments after she goes to sleep. And the next day, the cycle repeats itself. So, for now, I don’t have a good Christmas tree picture to show you… unless you want to see ball ornaments all lined up single file at about midway of the tree. :o)
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely rest of your day.