We had a wonderful Christmas filled with good food, family, and awesome presents. Jared's Dad and brothers are in town for the week and so we had a full house with the three of them, ourselves, and Kristin's family.
The Christmas festivities actually began the night before with Clifton opening a gift from his Mommy and Daddy - Christmas jammies! It's our plan to make this a Christmas Eve tradition.
I also made a batch of cinnamon rolls and tossed them in the fridge overnight for a slow rise. In the morning I popped them into the oven and we had fresh rolls as we opened stockings. All the great taste and smell of fresh made rolls and none of the work. At least not first thing in the morning. Plus, a slow rise makes for an incredibly soft, fluffy bun.
(That's what she said.)
|In the oven. Please excuse the dribbly oven floor.|
Springform pans are not always leakproof.
|Risen and ready to bake.|
|Baked and ready for whipped cream cheese-butter frosting.|
After stockings, we finished getting ready and headed out to a Christmas morning mass at our local Catholic church. Clifton took his morning nap snuggled in the Moby as I bobbed in the back of the church.
When we got back home, the true food prep commenced. And with that, I will leave you until tomorrow, since I need to head into the kitchen to start the next project - Kristin's 30th birthday cake! Her birthday is tomorrow and I can hardly believe that it's actually her 30th. I can clearly remember our Mom turning 28 and I really find it hilarious that we're already past that point. Ha!
(To be continued)