I have a serious problem and the holiday season always brings it to the forefront. I love baking. I know that most people wouldn’t think that I would be into that and honestly I’m not really that great at it, but it is like therapy for me. Standing in the kitchen and making beautiful and tasty treats is just relaxing and fun. I like to cook okay, but baking is really what I enjoy. For some reason all the holiday treats make me even more excited and currently all I want to do all day is bake.
The other night we had friends over for dinner and I baked Marble brownies from Smitten Kitchen. They were pretty great and Jamey may or may not have eaten them for breakfast this morning. Cheesecake and chocolate are Jamey’s favorite desserts so pretty much everything I make is either chocolate or cheesecake related. This did not help curb my addiction though and ever since then I’ve been looking up recipes. This weekend we are headed to Demopolis to see family since we didn’t make it there for Thanksgiving, and we are eating breakfast with my dad. He works weird hours so we always try to squeeze in whatever time works for him when we are there which this weekend means a 6:30am breakfast! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals so I defintely don’t mind. Also, for some reason breakfast and Daddy always seem to go hand in hand and bring good memories. Memories are so weird like that. It isn’t like we ever made breakfast a big deal or anything and we didn’t really eat it that often (mainly at night if mom was out of town!), but I’ll always remember how my dad takes his coffee and that his deer sausage is the BEST!
Anywhoo, holidays obviously make me nostalgic too! I am thinking of making an Apple Yogurt Coffee Cake for this weekend. My dad is more of an eggs and bacon guy, but I thought it would be a yummy addition. I’m making Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere’s version. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
What is everyone else doing this first weekend of December?? Decorating for Christmas? Truth time: we put up our tree before Thanksgiving… We are totally not big Christmas people, but for some reason I got into the tree this year. Have a good rest of the week and weekend!