08 December 2009

'tis the season to eat







For me, the holiday season is definitely about food and family - not particularly in that order. I absolutely adore that my husband closes down the office for the week between Christmas and New Years so that everyone can spend quality time with their loved ones. Definitely my favorite week of the year!~

Food, however, begins early in the month. I love spending time in our fabulous kitchen with it's huge island baking all sorts of cookies. I love deciding each year which ones we will make - and I know the boys love choosing their favorites~

I also love finding new things that we have never tried and experimenting a bit. Thankfully this is the season when wonderful recipes are readily available~


With apples abundantly in stock at most markets and grocery stores, I definitely want to try these~





How incredibly delicious does this look???





The boys will absolutely adore these~





As well as these!





And who wouldn't want to make hot cocoa like this???




So, please expect me to put on a *few* extra pounds this season, as I really am in the mood to bake and you know how much I love eating~

Bon appetite!
xx

23 comments:

Simone said...

Am I too late to book in Chez Mimi? :)

Delicious images :) xo

Aura said...

Tis the season to gain ten pounds ;)

Jacqueline said...

I want to try every one of those tempting little morsels. They look divine. What's a few pounds between friends ? XXXX

Barbara said...

It all looks so good!
Merry Christmas!

Love the Decor! said...

MY MOUTH IS WATERING!!

Anne Marie said...

i DO make hot chocolate like that....
why not enjoy food? it's one of life's pleasures......

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

yes, 'tis the season to eat... and eat, and eat, and eat.
I'm getting hungry.

Cathi said...

You and me both with the putting on a few extra pounds....:) I don't mind as I love enjoying all the baking and goodies! The photos are so delicious! Have a wonderful day! xxoo

Ange said...

I may just be able to make it for dinner ... hold the entrée, I'm on my way ;-) The pounds? Nothing that a couple of jogs won't get rid of ...

Morgane said...

perfect time for chocolates ! hum ! my BF's brother is a chocolatier ! lucky i am
ps : very strange on your chocolate pic there is a triskell which is a famous breton and celtic symbol ( and i'm from britanny )

Simply Mel said...

Keep some of that hot cocoa warm for me!

Debra said...

I'll be there as soon as I can!
The hot chocolate-the cookies. It's my favorite time of year to spend hours and hours in the kitchen baking. I take cookbooks to bed each night and make my lists. Just yesterday I went shopping and got sinful amounts of chocolate and butter........

Kato said...

Oh lord. I am in trouble. My mother just gave me a stack of her old cook books and I couldn't help but squel in delight at the one that said:

COOKIES

Six divided by two..... said...

I think i gained 5 lbs. just reading your post. I can't wait until January.. that's the time I bunker down and loose my extra holiday goodies!! lol.

Lori said...

These all look scrumptious! You will put me to shame ~ but I think I have already started gaining my Christmas pounds and that my friend is NOT a good thing!

LuLu said...

It all looks soooo good!
LuLu

Barn House said...

A few extra pounds?? I've gained about 20. I think I started celebrating the holidays at the end of Summer. YIKES--I have a little work to do in January.

Miss you!

Jer-

Beach Vintage said...

OK great, thanks for justifying this for me.....now where are those chocolate brownies.....

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

YUM! Wish I could sidle up to your island for some vino and cookies.

How was your event?!!!
Details, please.
Wanna see the pics too.

oxox
L

FrenchBlue said...

YUMMY! Is that first image hot chocolate? It looks just like in Paris!! Love it so much. Thanks for sharing the best!
xox's

Federica said...

Good morning Mimi,
I just saw your beautiful photos on Lola's blog, gorgeous!
Looks like a great evening!

martina said...

Hmmmm, looks so good!

christi said...

oh delicious!!