Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!
December is officially my favorite time of year. There’s something so magical about the holiday season; the food, the lights, the festivities- it makes you feel like a kid again. Now that I have little ones of my own, I get to re-live the magic through them. Here’s a peek at what’s going on in my kitchen this month.
The photo above is a gingerbread kit made from real gingerbread (as opposed to the overpriced graham cracker stuff). It was a little short on candy, but overall I was impressed with the quality and price. Only $7.99!
… Christmas Ale by Anchor Brewing Company. For those of you that don’t know, I’m a total sucker for packaging. After eyeing that label (it’s textured too!) I just had to have this beer. It’s brewed in San Francisco and the flavor is dark & rich with spicy notes throughout.
In my kitchen…
… the ambitious makings of an advent calendar. Key word, ambitious. All that stenciling is enough to drive you mad! I almost gave up at 19. Although this project took me forever, it was worth the time and effort. These little bags will be filled with chocolate coins and hung in front of the fireplace for all to see. If you’re interested, you can find the supplies at any good craft store and the muslin bags (3×5) online. Oh, and good luck.
And finally, in my Christmas kitchen…
… I have some sugared cranberries. These sparkly little baubles are tart & sweet, and look great on holiday desserts! You can find the recipe here.
Well, that’s about it for my Christmas kitchen this month. As always, big thanks to Celia for hosting. If you’d like to show what’s in your kitchen, head on over to fig jam & lime cordial to sign up.
*In case you were wondering- the gingerbread kit and Christmas Ale can be purchased from Trader Joe’s and the cupcake cases at TJ Maxx. I’m not affiliated with these stores nor do I get paid to promote their products. I just like to share what I love!