|The Headless Cat|
|Roasted cauliflower with tahini, pomegranate and|
|Mashed roasted purple yams|
|No caption needed|
|Tiny Tim, the Farm Bunny|
|Lovey loves her new blanket|
|Unknown hybrid from Marianne's farm - still intact|
since it was picked in early October.
|Tiny Tim has a friend!|
|Christmas Gift Plan B|
Marianne is always tough to gift. This year I decided to bake them my favorite Christmas cake - a cranberry cake that is mostly butter, sugar, eggs and cranberries. Held together with flour. Since our local grocery stores have, apparently, decided that no one needs fresh cranberries after Thanksgiving, I was forced to use a bag of frozen berries. That cake took FOREVER to bake! Instead of an hour, it was almost two and a half hours. I finally pulled it out of the oven at 9:45P and let it cool slightly before taking it out of the cake form. Except....I fell asleep and it sat in it's cake form, welding itself to the metal, for almost an hour. I draped foil over it and went to bed. In the morning, armed with my third cup of coffee, I contemplated the mess and decided to cut it into slices, which I then formed into a spiral on the cake stand and festooned with holiday cellophane. I minced into Marianne's and told her that I not only had brought dessert, but I even cut it into individual slices to make it easier. Aren't I the virtuous one!? Thank goD, it tasted fine and everyone loved it.
The 'kids' get to spend Christmas with us, so I am very happy. With any luck (plus treats and having extra hands to help) I will get photos of them in their Christmas sweaters.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday - whichever and whatever you celebrate!