Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Well, friends, we've made it through another year. Christmas has this creepy way of sneaking up on me, and sadly, there was one gift that I was unable to get right now, but the receiver was very accepting of what that gift was (My daddy and a TeraByte External Hard Drive).

We always do our family presents on Christmas Eve, and I am so blessed this year. I loved everything (I got a mini/cupcake/cake carrier! I find it funny that the practical gifts are now my favorite. LOL), and was so happy that my family loved the gifts I got them (though several of them were Bath and Body Works and nothing more).

We went to church last night, too, also tradition. I love going to Christmas Eve services. It's as close to a liturgy that my church would ever get to (I went to a Lutheran church when I was little). I was asked to sing Breath of Heaven, which I enjoyed. Seriously love that song so much.

Before heading to church, I threw ingredients into the bread maker to mix up some cinnamon roll dough. Not just any cinnamon rolls, either. See, I have an addiction to Pinterest, and while perusing awhile back, I found Red Velvet Cinnamon rolls. They looked too delicious to be true, and I had to try them out for myself. I also had leftover cream cheese butter cream from when I made cupcakes awhile back, so that was one thing I didn't have to worry about.

The instructions didn't call for a bread maker, but I was short on time, and the basic rules of the bread maker are wet ingredients in the bottom, dry on top, don't let the salt touch the yeast. I was worried that it wouldn't work, but it did! It was so much easier to roll out than it was last year, when I made Angela's Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon rolls (also in the bread maker, I mostly followed the ingredients, and not much else).

My aunt said they were horrible. I should keep practicing and she could be my taste tester. *snickers* Here is the recipe if you want to try it yourself. Let me know what you think!

Note the High Heel Tape Dispenser. One of my presents. LOL

Christmas morning has been otherwise uneventful this morning. Breakfast, coffee, stockings, my sister was working on her stocking stuffers for the extended family (Gingerbread!). She's been baking a lot lately, and even made Star Trek Red Shirt Gingerbread Men (Om nom nom!). We're nothing if not geeky. She got a Tardis Lunch Box and homemade Tardis Ornament (Instructions to follow, and hopefully go viral on Pinterest. LOL). We're nothing if not total geeks.

And now, we're watching "Santa Claus: The Movie." One of my favorites. It's like two movies in one. The history of Santa, followed by Dudley Moore's Shenanigans in 1985 New York with an evil John Lithgow. It's got low ratings on IMDB, but I don't care. I love this movie. Available on Netflix Instant View!

Now, just waiting for the family to arrive for more family fun. I get to see one cousin that I haven't seen in months, which will be great. I love getting together with her.

With all this talk of Santa and Cinnamon Rolls, just need
to stop and take a second to remember the Reason for the Season. I'm so glad Charles Schulz demanded Linus's recitation of Luke 2:9-11 remain anytime they showed it on TV. Pepsi placement, however, got removed. Too funny.

Merry Christmas to All!


  1. I wondered when you were going to get a high heel tape dispenser!

    1. Yeah, I'm a little surprised I'd never gotten one before! :-)


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