The Infinity Holiday Meal Plan – Part 1

Does anyone still feel like reading about holiday food? How about reading about food that I made but mostly forgot to photograph? Good times, right? Well, I was really please with 95% of my efforts in the kitchen this Christmas so I feel like I need to record it or next year I will surely forget what I made. It’s selfish blogging for the memory impaired.

First up: baking:

I always bake at Christmas but we tend to eat it all as it’s made, give none of it and have no variety. Last year we ate so much that we had no cookies to leave for Santa and I felt terrible. This year I made a few types of cookies and candies, froze most of it as it was made and gave a good amount of it away. We even have some left in the freezer! In chronological order I made:

Angel Wings

I had never made these before but they were really great, especially fresh out of the oven. I failed to take a photo of the finished product but here are some process shots:

The aforeblogged Finnish Gingerbread

The always amazing and popular Christmas Crack

These Cherry Blossoms.

Making cherry blossoms. To share and to stuff in my face.

I made them a little too sweet this year. And I have a wicked sweet tooth so that is saying something. My friend Kendall loved them, however.

These insane Homemade Snickers.

This recipe has a lot of steps but they’re not very difficult. Unwrapping all the caramels was the hardest part. Next time I think I’ll try using jarred caramel sauce or Dulce De Leche.

Next up: all the amazing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day food!


Miss Dandelion Doe

I took a communications course in university and I remember the professor asking: when you walk into Urban Outfitters don’t you just get a feeling like they have accessed your inner most early-twenty-year-old desires? I did! I needed that recycled sari quilt and t-shirt that declared my Irishessnes! That’s how I now feel about Alicia Paulson. I want to pin a million pictures of her house, hand them over to a decorator and tell him to copy everything exactly in my home. I want her to sew and knit two of everything that she makes for her little girl so that Kate can have one too. She taps into the Laura Ingalls Wilder in Sweden part of my brain and it makes me very happy. Fan letter over.

I loved her little softie kits as soon as she launched them. I let Kate pick one out months ago and finally started one for her for Christmas a few weeks ago.

Miss Dandelion Doe

This is Miss Dandelion Doe and she is too freaking adorable.

Miss Dandelion Doe

She is just hanging out in nature all rustic-like.

Miss Dandelion Doe

She already has a cuter wardrobe than I do but I’m already eyeing this kit to make her even more tiny pieces.

Miss Dandelion Doe - Practice Dress

I followed Alicia’s advice and made a practice dress out of some scraps of my one of my all-time favourite fabrics; Lucien’s My Folklore so as to not ruin the beautiful Liberty fabric that came in the kit. This first attempt took me a few hours but the second go round was much quicker.

She is just too much. I hope Kate loves her as much as I do.