|A fine, fine reason to complain about those Florida folks.. :)|
'Cause I'll take this view:
Over this view, any day.
Geez Louise it's been bitterly cold around these parts. Which I can wholeheartedly attest to. Seeing as how I waited until it was 5 below zero to decorate my big boy spruce tree. (I didn't know it was that cold out there until my hands went numb.)
The wee baby spruce was the first tree I planted when we bought this house... he's finally reached a size where I felt he should strut his Christmas-y stuff.
But, like I said... the sun is shining. The weather IS warming.
The fragrance of delicate Paperwhites adds to the lightness of the air. Feels as if we're all thawing out after a long winter's rest.
So whaddya do when you're housebound? Why you bake, of course.
I survived this marathon bread and cookie baking. Barely. How do chefs do that? Focusing on the fact that these are gifts and therefore we should not be taking a nibble out of each and every one of them.
I personally think taste tasting is a critical component of this chore.
Stay warm, my friends.