Remember the fire red tree I posted about here? The leaves are raked, the branches bare, the magic is gone. Now it’s just a memory. Until next year.
But there is new magic coming. The magic of Christmas time. The red and green decorations are out, garlands found their place on the fireplace, and I am planning our Christmas dinner menu.
This time is also a time of baking. And lots of it! This year, even more than the last, my Girls are helping me with this task. Audrey is 5 and Vivienne is almost 3, so they can cut out the cookies, frost them and add some sprinkles. Last year they mostly watched me, but this year I could step away and watch them. 🙂
There are also the evenings when they go to sleep and dream about the cookies they just made, and the St. Nick that “came down the chimney with a bound”. That’s when my Husband and I sit in front of the fireplace and enjoy classic Christmas movies. Like “Wonderful Life”.
As a baker, I wanted to make little treats we could enjoy. Eggnog truffles seemed like a prefect choice. They are so easy to make, smell delicious and just melt in your mouth. Those little gems are so sweet and creamy – it makes you happy! 🙂