Here’s to making 2013 foll of sparkles. And sugar.
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I realize that lately I’ve been rolling all of the food into little bite-size balls of appetizery goodness, but thus is the holiday season (also I just used the word “thus” in a sentence… Christmas-speak if I ever heard it). Truth be told I have a recipe for bite-size BBQ meatloaf that I tested on my family a week ago and it was a HIT! but that and Carrot Cake Truffles and Bite-Size Bacon Spinach Cheese Balls seemed excessive all in one week. You still might get them before New Years though… we’ll see huh?
Carrot Cake Truffles… also known as How to Make Carrot Cake a Finger Food.
But these perfect little balls of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting were, for me, kind of bittersweet.
For those of you that know me, you know that I am basically not capable of sitting down and watching TV, but the background noise HAS to accompany me all day. If I don’t have the music cranked then the TV is on. And not just on, but like FULL BLAST. Because I don’t spend a whole lot of time looking at the TV. I just listen to it while I stay busy doing other things and glance up when the dialogue strikes me. For some reason I cannot process the information coming from the speakers at normal volume unless I’m actually watching. I think that this probably directly correlates to my having to turn the music down when I’m driving and lost or when traffic seems to demand my full attention… does anyone else have this problem?
I have a real thing for Christmas movies. My absolute favorites are the old old clay-mation classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. We actually all just piled onto the couch to watch Kris Kringle defeat the Winter Warlock with a toy train AND make a fool out of Bergermeister with a yo-yo. That’s Christmas spirit for you right there. A Charlie Brown Christmas was on a couple weeks ago, and until we all sat down with hot chocolate to watch it together, we could have added that movie to the crazy list of cultural references that my boyfriend has managed to isolate himself from.
My cure for the Thanksgiving holiday food hangover…
… involved wrapping my porch in a gajillion strands of soft white lights, shopping online because Black Friday is a really bad idea for me, purchasing THE MOST amazing Christmas tree from a local grower, and some garlic-herb cream cheese spread that complimented every bit of leftovers perfectly. In fact, it complimented every bit of everything perfectly so I made a whole bunch of it.