I ODed on Christmas Cheer

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Christmas has arrived - a day of joy, family, friends, and above all - FOOD! Currently I'm counting down the hours to our holiday feast. I am so incredibly excited for turkey, the thought of it is making my mouth water. So many delicious dishes planned and desserts made. I'm making yorkshire puddings for the first time! I've been saving up lots of room in my stomach for this :)

Breakfast this morning - thick french toast

I plan on stuffing myself until I'm far past full. I won't even have time to digest as we have yet another holiday feast planned for tomorrow. We are hosting our big family Christmas dinner with aunts, uncles and cousins! I am so excited for the meals oh my goodness. I think I will dedicate Monday to digestion. I have already eaten so much this holiday it's insane, and there's so much food to come. There's no doubt in my mind I'll be going back to uni 10 pounds heavier.

So since I've been home I basically haven't left the kitchen. I got really excited about Christmas baking. Maybe a little too excited. I made a long list of treats to make, and our house has just been filling up with food. It's now overflowing so I have put a hold on the baking... at least for a short while. I made some of the classics, gingerbread and shortbread cookies, and also tried a few new recipes that I've been dying to try for a while. I don't think I could pick a favourite though, everything is just too yummy. I will post some recipes soon, but first feast your eyes on these...

Gingerbread fun with my housemates :)

Shortbread cookies

Custard tarts

Blueberry Tarts

Nanaimo bars!!

And drumroll please...

Chocolate macarons with salted caramel buttercream

Will be posting lots of recipes asap - including the macarons, which were tricky but worth it! I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas day, where ever in the world you are!

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