I wish I could say that it's warmed up a bit. It hasn't. However, I'm attempting to stay warm by spending some time in the kitchen baking. Last night I whipped up Mama Pea's vegan sugar cookie recipe. I let the dough sit in the fridge overnight and then my brother and I had some fun using cookie cutters and decorating them before lunch today.
We were a little limited with our decorating options, so we worked with sprinkles, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. The little men are supposed to have belly buttons, not some other anatomically correct body part that my parents thought we were making. Come on, people, it's Christmas, not a bachelorette party.
I've also lost count of how many giant mugs of tea I have had so far. 6, 7, maybe? I have no idea, but cuddling hot liquid is one of the few things that is keeping me going. I opened up a new tea variety today, Sugar Plum Spice.
I'd had pretty high expectations for it since it's a member of the Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride family, and it was pretty good. It was rather fruity and sweet with just a tiny hint of spice. And it kept my fingers from going numb, so that's always a perk.
We finally went and picked out our Christmas tree today. I think we're pretty late in getting ready for Christmas - or not? When does your house start to show its holiday cheer?