Here I am with another chocolate bark. And oops, this is only Day 8 of Cookiemas. For Day 1, I made an unconventional peppermint bark, so this time I thought I would make another version that has pretzels inside instead of peppermint Oreos on top. And of course, just like the previous version, it is addicting. There’s only one piece left in the house (no one wants to be that guy who takes the last piece for himself).
Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve was spent last-minute gift shopping (and gift-wrapping), baking, singing carols, and going to service at church. Not to mention, I made my sister sore at the gym by putting her through a workout in the morning. Got to burn off those cookies somehow!
For Christmas, after a small family celebration at home in Virginia, we drove up to our cousins’ house in New Jersey. There were tons of family there, food so good it put me in a food coma, and the sex of my expecting aunt’s baby was revealed! My uncle had gone to Hallmark, picked out two bears (one pink, one blue), handed the sealed envelope to the cashier and told her to seal the appropriate bear inside a bag. He left, came back and paid, and then put it into another bag and that bag into another bag. And then wrapped that in a present. At the party, my cousins opened it and the suspense was killing me! It was such a cute way to reveal it! (Hint: the bear my cousins pulled out was blue.)
Given the lack of time on Christmas Eve, my sister, brother, and I are planning on creating a Parthenon gingerbread house in ode to my trip to Ionian Village this past summer.
What did you all do for the holidays?