Hello everyone! How is everyone’s week going so far? Stressed? Chill? Feeling a bit of ennui? Angry that you didn’t get the cyber Monday deals you were hoping for? Worry not! Let’s all just take a deep breath and think happy thoughts: Christmas cookies, mini versions of barnyard animals, the joy of popping bubble wrap. 😉
For anyone who celebrates Christmas, do you have your tree up yet? I still have to get mine. I always like to do the fresh tree thang. Nothing like walking in from outside and smelling that lovely pine smell. I might actually cut my own tree down this year, people, not just buy a pre-cut one. Can you imagine? I mean…ME. Cutting down a tree.
If you hear the sound of intense laughter in the distance it’ll probably be me tangling with a Scotch pine. 😄🎄
I’m also making a few Christmas ornaments this year. I know, I know. Me and crafts again. I’m just a glutton for punishment aren’t I? 😉 I usually try to make a few every year. One is a bulb ornament with quotes from A Christmas Carol inside, and the other is a paper mache top hat tree topper with old timey Christmas card images modge podged over it. Wish me luck.
If they both come out very abstract and non-representational I can just say it was an art experiment, right? 🙂
On to the dessert I’ll probably need after crafting and probably a tiny bit of swearing: a delicious affogato! And this one really speaks to me because it’s made with cinnamon ice cream. Of course you can use whatever ice cream your heart desires, but you know about my love for cinnamon.
This is a dessert that takes about five minutes to put together and always makes people smile, especially if they’re devoted coffee fans. So there’s never an excuse not to have dessert, right? 😉
- 1-2 small scoops of cinnamon ice cream
- 1-2 shots of espresso
- Dusting of cocoa powder, optional
- Scoop ice cream into glass.
- Pour espresso over top.
- Dust with cocoa powder, if desired. Serve immediately.