Dec 15, 2010
it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...
The other day, I picked up this fat little tree for our apartment. I am in love with its Charlie Browness! It's just about the cutest thing ever :)
We've had some rather temperamental weather in Los Angeles but I decided to make this butternut squash soup anyways. Nothing like soup in the winter!
I omitted the cloves and coriander because I had none on hand. This recipe was pretty simple, especially since I bought already cubed butternut squash. I just wish I had a Vitamix. Sigh.
Very yummy and comforting nonetheless.
And as I blog, Matt and I are munching away on the first batch of holiday cookies I've made all season...
Jessica's Fat Fluffy Snickerdoodles!!
**Note the holiday spatula that came in a wonderfully thoughtful package that Matt's brother and sister in law sent me. Also in the package were the silver reindeer ornaments that are on my Charlie Brown tree and a set of holiday cookie cutters which I am reserving for later use**
Rolled in cinnamon and sugar...
If Jessica's cookies were "fat" mine were OBESE! Matt even asked if they were supposed to be so fat. I also made them twice as big as Jessica's. The recipe was supposed to yield 16-20 but I made 10 monster cookies. They smelled like cinnamon rolls baking in the oven and had such a great cinnamon flavor and slightly crispy shell. I LOVE them and highly recommend!!
The other day, I went ice skating with Matt and some friends in Santa Monica. Friends included Faith from Stylish Faith and Nicole from Tulle and Studs.
It was my second time ice skating (one other time in Gainesville, FL). I am happy to say that I didn't fall leaving me with a still spotless record :) Although the rink was crowded and there were a few near slips, it was so much fun hanging out with my friends and catching up!
I will leave you with a few shots of my Christmas tree lit up at night...
See you back here for more holiday baking!!!