As Christmas nears, my mind turns to thoughts of…well, Christmas baking, among other things. I’m not sure how much baking I’ll be doing this year, what with the whole “trying to get rid of that last 30 pounds” thing, but I can still daydream.
And I may still have to make a few things. The nice thing about Christmas snacks is you can make them, enjoy a few, then, give the rest away! Share the love…and the calories!
We’ll definitely be making some peanut butter balls and peanut butter fudge. The peanut butter balls are Josh’s favorite and I’ve already promised and it wouldn’t seem like Christmas without the fudge. (The cheese ball in that post is Brianna’s favorite.)
I think I’ll try to stay away from the spinach dip, magic cookie bars, and Heath Bit o’Brickle cookies. I love them, but they’re not totally necessary for my Christmas enjoyment.
I’m making roasted broccoli and red pepper (yum!) instead of broccoli casserole this year, so that will save on some calories, but there will be some sweet potato casserole…oh, and cheesecake. Always cheesecake.
And, of course, none of this would be possible without some sweet tea.
What will you be baking this year?
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.