Not a creature was stirring - not even a mouse (there had better NOT be a mouse in this house). But all through the house the decorations were in place and ready for christmas.
We have Santas on the buffet - - -
Santas on the marble top dresser - - -
Teddy bears on the door handle - - -
And a reindeer guarding the closet filled with gifts. They are not wrapped yet - so we need a guard - - -
Jingle bells on the window - - -
Cookie jars atop the cabinets in the kitchen - - -
A train pulling out of the station, filled with candy - - -
A big bear that will play holiday songs for you at your request - - -
Shimmery snowflakes hung from the chandolier - - -
And of course - mistletoe in the doorway.
We are ready for christmas - now to do some baking!!! Don made the Chex Party Mix last night - that was a good start.
After I get the kitchen cleaned up I'll start on the German Stollen - our favorite holiday bread.
It is yeast bread, full of candied fruit and nuts and raisins - you can frost it - - -
Dust it with powdered sugar - or leave it plain. Pop a slice or two in the toaster and brown it a little, or heat it in the oven, slather it with butter, and you are instantly in heaven.
It is our Christmas morning breakfast - plus good any time with a nice hot cup of tea.