I know many of you are not in the United States and don’t celebrate this holiday, and it is a weird one this year. But an even more important date – it is Miss Musette’s birthday, so Happy Birthday!
My kids went back to Denver to spend it with their dad and family out there, so I am just luxuriating in having five uninterrupted by work days ahead of me! I fried a turkey – don’t ask, it’s really an American thing, along with deep fried Snicker bars, which I have never had – so I have plenty of sandwich stuff ahead of me. I ordered some yule log roll thing from William Sonoma because I just won’t bake for myself. That’s it there on the left. Looks yummy. buche de Noel. A chocolate genoise cake, rolled with coffee buttercream and finished with chocolate cream cheese frosting bark. I think one bit will be plenty, and it looks monstrously large!
But it is also that time for the holiday shopping season. I do absolutely nothing. I mean, nothing. I may or may not buy something for my mom. She is impossible to buy for. I think I can buy her this yummy pre-cooked bacon from Sam’s Club that she loves and can’t get out there, so just stock her up on that so she doesn’t have to cook bacon anymore. I get some toys for the little kids, IF the parents give me a clue what they need want, and that’s just the under 10 set now that I live nearby. My kids get nothing, and they give me nothing because it is just painful for all of us to figure something out.
So what do you guys do?
I do have a coupe of samples of MFK BR540 Extrait to give out. Winners are Anna Egeria and Alityk. Just click on the Drop us a Note in turquoise clear at the top of the page, send me your name/address/ AND remind me what you won, and I’ll get it sent off to you.
I would offer a sample of that buche de Noel, but I doubt it will travel well!