Such a nice Christmas Eve! I woke up at my regular time, but instead of going to work I went to my favorite gym class taught by my favorite instructor, came home and loaded my sleigh for the trip to my parents. We had such a nice afternoon, including a visit from my best friend growing up, Maria,
her husband and baby, and our traditional Christmas Eve present opening.
Here is the big surprise I made for my mom:
Hershey's chocolate cake and frosting both from scratch:
Oh yes yummy yummy goodness! Though I should have put more milk in the frosting; it was a bit difficult to spread.
I enjoyed the look on my mom's face when I brought the cake through the door. She said, "I'm hiding this in the kitchen. No one else is getting this."
The cake plate was purchased by my mom at a yard sale. Super cute, isn't it?
I also made cookies for my mom
and some for Maria too:
That marks my 700th cookie made since 11/14/10.
The tag is made from a rubber stamp mom gave me.
In other food news, my coworker Nadia made me brownies. Her brownies are my favorite brownies ever! At this point I had almost eaten all of them, but they are all gone now.
And my coworker Brenda made me flan! Yummy too! that sugary syrupy sauce is sooo good. (love the reflection of my dining room lamp in the flan!)
I can hear my parents snoring, so all is right with the world.
Merry Christmas everyone!