When I was younger, Christmas was a feeling…
Throughout the month of December I would feel so ‘Christmassy,’ there was an excitement that built throughout the month, peaking on my sleepless Christmas eves and 6am wake-ups. But now being 23, I find have to MAKE it feel like Christmas – or those 24 days will just fly by so fast that I blink and I’ve already have opened that pair of socks and K-mart bath-and-shower kit, and i’m in a food coma on the couch with a paper Christmas Cracker hat on my head.
This year, chasing that Christmas feeling has never been so true. It’s the first Christmas I’ll be spending away from my family – as I have to work. Yep thats right, on Christmas Day. But i’ve kinda come to terms with it now. So anyway, I’ve been trying to engage in as many Christmas activities as I can and listen to carols and eat advent chocolates (don’t really have to try with this one) and anything else that is remotely reminiscent of the festive seeeaaaason.
SO yesterday we did Christmas baking! We made [FROM SCRATCH] gingerbread people, and Christmas tree brownies! I don’t think either of us actually expected them to turn out as well as they did. But we absolutely aced it, and it was such a fun day.
NB: We used black treacle instead of Molasses (because where the f**k do you find molasses at your local IGA). Also our icing was literally icing sugar and a tiny bit of milk.
NB: This brownie recipe is next level.
Tell me what you think!!