Last Saturday afternoon we had no plans and no sitter for that night, so we started calling friends to see if anyone wanted to come over. Any other time of year it would’ve just been, well, having some friends over, but of course since it’s mid- Dec. it was a x-mas party. That’s why I love this time of year, it’s a reason to be festive and do cheezy holiday things for a whole month… a month that would otherwise just be the beginning of a cold depressing winter!
We bought some brandy and soy egg nog, dug out the ugly x-mas sweaters, and I made gingerbread cookies using this recipe from VegNews.
I rarely bake, and this was my first try ever at both gingerbread cookies and making cut-out cookies. They turned out amazing, but damn making cut-out cookies is tedious when you have to keep re-rolling the scraps of dough.
My men (my friend Robyn gets all credit for the decorations!):
My other men (well, at least one of them is mine):
Me and my man:
Jane went to bed before the party began, but she got in on the action the next morning:
Hahaaa that was totally not staged either, she found an empty on the table and was fascinated with it.
Did you do any fun random holiday stuff this month?