I didn't even make my usual traditional Christmas cookies - I ran out of time and energy (I am just three weeks post surgery)!
Since I had a couple of glass jars of marshmallows left over from this summer (I over-estimated the number of s'mores we would be making), I decided to make fudge. I used this recipe from Martha Stewart, without nuts. It was delicious!
I read about Pippa Middleton's Peppermint Creams in US Weekly Magazine and decided to try them. They were wonderful and everybody loved them!
We had Christmas dinner with our friends James and Maura and Pat and Kim (along with James and Maura's baby Seamus and Pat and Kim's kids Molly, Elias and Toby). We had turkey with all the fixings. I made a Gramercy Tavern Gingerbread Cake. It was fantastic! I made a glaze with powdered sugar, brandy and a little milk and sprinkled red and green sprinkles on it. The secret ingredient is Guinness Stout (although any stout beer would probably work). It was deep and rich and flavorful and just right for Christmas dessert. We made whipped cream to top it off with.
It was fun to try some new things this year! Did any of you try a new recipe for Christmas?
By the way, as we were getting ready to leave for Christmas dinner, yesterday, I got a call that my sister was hospitalized and was in intensive care. She is doing much better today, but will be in the hospital for several days to monitor her status. I would appreciate prayers for her recovery and also for her family who are understandably quite worried. She had a miserable Christmas, poor thing!