December 2, 2012 – In My Kitchen
Today the temperature in north Texas is 78*. The air conditioner is running, I am wearing flip-flops and did I say, “it is December 2”! Crazy Texas weather…. we spent our day hanging Christmas lights in shorts and flip-flops.
I enjoyed participating in Fig Jam and Lime Cordial’s “In My Kitchen” so much last month that I’m doing it again for December. I enjoyed peeking into the kitchens of my blogging peers. We all have one thing in common – the love of cooking and sharing recipes and stories. The visual is just one more way to find similarity amongst us.
In My Kitchen – December 2, 2012
A bamboo plant that belongs to Miss T – she left it in my care as she will be home for 5 weeks on her Christmas break very soon. So far it seems totally happy in my sunny kitchen window.
My Christmas Mouse – she has hung in my kitchen during the Christmas holidays since 1973. She’s a little worn around the edges but makes me smile and keeps watch over the kitchen by night. You can see her hanging in the window in the vanilla pic above.
A poinsettia bowl filled with dark chocolates – for my daily chocolate fix. This bowl belonged to my mother in law. I think she made it in a ceramics class. I don’t think she ever made any other ceramics. It’s a perfect Christmas candy dish.
A vase full of beautiful red tulips. My adoring hubby brought these home as a peace-offering after he forgot an important piece of equipment and needed me to make a 2 hour round trip drive to deliver it to him. I wasn’t particularly happy about missing my yoga class that morning but these bright red tulips bring peace into my kitchen! Namaste
A “Texas” style platter and Christmas paper plates and napkins. The platter can easily be filled with the latest cookie from the oven or the delicious bread pictured below. I keep plates and napkins handy for holiday drop in guests who need a snack or a cocktail!
Honey-Beer Bread – it’s the most delicious thing I’ve baked all month! Adoring hubby even gave me reprieve from hanging Christmas lights outdoors to come inside (in the air conditioning) to bake a loaf of this. Recipe coming soon!