Happy Boxing Day! I hope you had a lovely Christmas day. Here’s some of what came out of my kitchen over the past few days:
Soup mixes for my family who have pressure cookers.
Homemade treats for the pup cousins, using this simple recipe from another blogger.
I tried baking a small carrot cake in the Instant Pot. It came out dense like a brownie; not light like a cake. The flavor was good though, so I hastily frosted it (aka the best part), and put it away for my own snacking later. We shall not speak further of this failed cooking experiment. 😉
Carrot cake ruled out, I ended up making my fail-safe pumpkin bread to take to the family gathering.
Prep for the road trip to KC involved bottling a supply of hot coffee for me, and packing a bag of food, toys and blankets for Myrtle the foster pup.
While I was in the kitchen doing Christmas prep, this cute little booger was in the other room producing a spectacular array of shredded stuff. Look how proud she is of her work.
Not from the kitchen, but this was my first-ever attempt to knit a tiny sweater tree ornament. It was my ‘hostess gift’ to our aunt and uncle who had us all at their home. (Free download pattern here.)
The family gathering was special, as always. Myrtle got lots of attention from the foster cousins, both human and canine. The cat cousin Willie opted to hide out in the bedroom.
Back at home, where my Christmas decorating is bare-bones, this print is one of my treasured holiday items.
Can’t leave out Adam Sandler’s masterpiece. 🙂