Since our tree is up, and we’ve already busted out a Christmas movie to watch, I figure its okay to start posting Christmas Cookies right? These cookies are chunky and chewy, full of tart dried cherries and salty pistachios. Basically, they are the perfect oatmeal cookie all dressed up for Christmas in red and green.
Over the weekend we did a lot of relaxing at its finest, with cocktails, feasting on leftovers, and good hang out time with friends. We made another batch of Moroccan Stew, this time using a homemade turkey broth, and the leftover turkey from our fried turkey. Frying the turkey was super easy and only took 35 minutes. I honestly felt like we cheated a bit. But then I tasted it and quickly forgot. It was perfectly juicy and crisp all at the same time; definitely a highlight of our Thanksgiving meal. Besides eating (which we did do a lot of) we also took several walks with Henry, played some games, and watched movies.
I’m a sucker for traditions so every year we try and keep up a few traditions over the holidays. The day after Thanksgiving we go and pick out a tree, then during the weekend we usually watch Elf (my favorite Christmas movie) while decorating the tree. It’s not unusual for us to camp out in the living room watching movies on a holiday evening (usually I love Lucy episodes or Robert Redford classics). Also, we must drop by Trolley Square mall during this season to pick up some of our favorite candied nuts from a little kiosk at the mall. You will easily find them, because the aroma of roasted nuts fills the whole mall. We also picked out some Christmas cards while we were there (Tabularasa is our favorite card and stationary store).
How was your Thanksgiving Weekend? What traditions did you make this year? Also, I must remind you to leave a comment on the post of Moroccan Soup and Thanksgiving Leftovers for a chance to win Three Many Cooks‘, Pam Anderson’s, latest cookbook. It would make a wonderful Christmas present for the cook in your family!
I’m looking forward to hearing about all of your Thanksgiving stories!