I had an evening at home alone tonight. Ricardo had a meeting at church and he took Savannah with him. Even better, he just called and told me that they were bringing in pizza for everybody, so I didn't have to worry about feeding him when he gets back.
I had big plans for sitting down and blogging all evening. Catching up on the past few weeks' worth of stuff that has been going on around here. Things like the new haircut that I got when I was in Indiana, which I may or may not have cried a few tears over. (More on that later, when I get up the courage to post a pic of it).
But instead, I found myself curled up on the couch with my favorite blanket, the TV on, and the Food Network website pulled up. And the Better Homes and Gardens site. And my Taste of Home magazine next to me. Oh, my my my. I have officially been bitten by the Christmas baking bug.
When the Pioneer Woman reposted her Cinnamon Roll recipe earlier this week, I decided then and there that we would have to start a new tradition here at the Moments and Memories household.
So I told Ricardo, "Guess what? From now on I think I am going to make fresh homemade Cinnamon Rolls every year on Christmas morning."
And he replied, "How 'bout every morning?"
I think the plan meets with his approval. And yes, my HFTH sisters, I know it is not HFTH approved. But I think I can get by with it once a year.
But then I saw this piece of goodness on the Food Network site...Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze, from none other than Emeril.
And now I'm torn. Coffee Cake or Cinnamon Rolls?
I have also been debating about whether or not to have a Christmas Cookie Exchange with a couple of my friends. It is such a busy time for everyone, obviously, but it sounds like so much fun. And you get at least six different kinds of cookies for the trouble of making one. Except, I wouldn't be able to limit myself to baking just one, and I would probably make these:
So, if you were coming to a cookie exchange at my house, what would you bring?