And that’s “homey” like comforting, warm & cozy “homey”, not “yo, yo, homey don’t play that way” kind of homey. In case you were confused.So Daddy is finally on vacation & I’m in full force Christmas mode. This is the first year we’ve stayed home for Christmas, it really is bittersweet because I won’t be with my family in Florida but I get to create our own traditions that will be happy memories for Samster & Soph. I guess I really am a big girl now.
To get in the holiday spirit here a couple of little festivity nuggets if you will, that we’ve been doing & are going to do…
My sister Elisha gave me this awesome recipe for making the house smell amazing. I think perhaps this is what “mulling” spices is? No?
In a small pot simmer 2″ water, 2 cinnamon sticks,
small handful of cloves, pinch of all spice &
squeeze of lemon juice. I also threw in a vanilla bean
because it was there & I thought it’d smell good.
I’m not so sure it made a difference.
And I didn’t take any pics (kicking myself) but the other night I did a test run for Christmas Eve dinner. I wanted to make some traditional Cuban dishes because that’s what I grew up eating so I’m making a slow-cooked pork in mojo marinade, black beans with yellow rice & sweet platanos. Mmmm. If all goes well I post pics & the feast recipes.
Oh, and by far my favorite tradition is napping by the Christmas tree, I mean look at these guys, is that not the coziest-could just eat ’em up- thing you’ve ever seen?!So I need more ideas…what are some of your favorite Christmas traditions either from your childhood or ones you’ve created for your children???