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Christmas Eve Plans

December 24th, 2017 at 10:05 am

More baking today. My grandson is coming over in an hour and we will make a Christmas cake together. This is a cake he has imagined -- green cake, white icing, red decorations. I've just checked to make sure I have enough flour and butter. I don't have much in the way of cake decorations; I hope he will be satisfied with the marzipan fruit and plastic holly. And sprinkles, of course. If not, we'll take the cake to his mom's and see what we can find there.

The snow is coming down outside. I don't want to drive anywhere -- actually not until Christmas is over! I will walk over to my son's house this evening and then again tomorrow morning for the gift opening. After that, tomorrow's plans are in the air. I believe DIL will make a Christmas dinner, but I'm not sure. She also mentioned going out in the evening with my nephew's wife, so I'm unclear whether both things will happen.

The bread I made yesterday is rather coarse and dense. I always seem to have this problem -- the bread doesn't rise enough. And believe me, I gave it PLENTY of time. It must be that inside the cool oven is not warm enough. Bread is so tricky. But I will eat it! I'm just not going to offer the second loaf as a gift.

Wishing everyone here the best Christmas ever! And I hope Hanukkah was the greatest ever, too. Peace on earth to all!

8 Responses to “Christmas Eve Plans”

  1. Butterscotch Says:

    Merry Christmas, CB! Thank you for another year of entertaining reading!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Merry Christmas, CB! Hope you have a wonderful time with family.

    One thing I do when I bake bread is I put it on the counter next to the fridge with a towel over it. The heat from the fridge motor seems to help it rise. Don't know if you can do that since I don't know how your kitchen is laid out.

  3. Dido Says:

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. snafu Says:

    Merry Christmas CB. Wishing you the very best 2018. Looking forward to your post.

  5. Laura S. Says:

    Merry Christmas CB!

  6. Bluebird Says:

    Merry Christmas!!!

  7. Carol Says:

    Meet Christmas!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Have fun baking w/ grandson!

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