If the forecast is correct, this is the first day we’ll see sun in over a week. It’s been unseasonably warm, but rainy. This past weekend was the one year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that hit Bowling Green last December, so the warm weather understandably had some folks a little nervous.
For the past several years, a couple friends and I have gotten together and decorated gingerbread houses. This year we did something a little different. We changed it up and decorated ugly sweater cookies and gingerbread ninja people. Not your traditional Christmas fare, but it’s good to think outside the box every now and then. As you can tell from the picture, none of us will ever be featured on any baking shows, but we have fun every year, and a few glasses of wine only add to our inspiration.
Yesterday I baked the cookies I’ll be featuring on Staci Troilo’s virtual cookie exchange this Thursday. Several bloggers have signed up, so make sure to visit each participant for mouth-watering pictures and new cookie recipes!
Hubby was out of town last week, so I watched several Christmas movies in between finishing this season’s American Horror Story and starting Andor on Disney+. I know The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell released on Netflix in 2018, but somehow I never got around to it – and it was a fun one. There’s also a part two I’m hoping to find time for. A Christmas Story 2 was worth watching. I loved that besides Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, several of the original actors returned, including his brother Randy and friends Flick and Schwartz. It’s not a Christmas movie, but I also watched Lightyear. This Buzz isn’t the same character featured in the Toy Story movies, but I thought Chris Evans did a wonderful job at making him still feel familiar while adding his own twist. There’s also a robot cat named Sox who’s a total scene stealer and nearly caused me to snort wine out my nose.
Have a great week, and make sure to stop by for the Cookie Exchange on Thursday!