Well, this year my mom and dad and Ben (and some of our household budget) all went together to get me this for Christmas:
Her name is Trixie the Mixie and I adore her. She is sweet and hardworking and a pleasure to have around.
And we've been busy in the kitchen. First we made Great Grandma's bun recipe for Christmas dinner.
(my dad said that he'd seen everything once he saw me take this picture)
Then I finally got around to baking Christmas cookies on December 27th.
And then we whipped up homemade marshmallows...
...and Tina and I made the cocoa blocks to go with them.
And then Trixie and I made homemade graham crackers for...
...homemade marshmallow smore's in the fireplace as part of the early New Year's celebration.
The other night we mixed a batch of triple ginger gingersnaps, but I don't have a picture of those.
Trixie has inspired me to keep the kitchen cleaner and more organized, which is quite a feat some days. And even though my kitchen is tiny with very little counter space, I just can't put her away.
I'm thinking of sewing us matching aprons.
Be forewarned, there may be more cooking posts in the near future.