We are well into the holiday season. Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just a few weeks away. It is hard to believe that 2018 is knocking on the door.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, even as a kid. It meant family time and good food. We would eat and then spend time as a family playing board games or cards, running outside, telling stories and just being silly. My family never participated in any Black Friday sales or went to the movies. We just enjoyed each other’s company. Growing up, we had the traditional Thanksgiving meals and some very untraditional meals – stir fry, anyone? But even when we had those untraditional meals, we would have a special drink, cranberry juice with a scoop of orange sherbert or orange sorbet. Simple, but so yummy.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas songs and the smell of apple and cinnamon fill the air. There is decorating the Christmas tree and putting up Christmas lights. As a kid, we sipped hot chocolate and ate candy canes while watching Frosty or Rudolph and we baked.
We baked Chrusciki, a sweet crisp Polish dessert topped with powdered sugar and we baked cookies. It truly was a family affair. We baked butter cookies using a cookie press and decorated them with sprinkles. [Read more…] about butter cookies with a cookie press