December 8. The darkness and chilly temperatures that signal winter has arrived, in spite of two weeks to go until winter is official.
I've begun a little bit of food preparation for Christmas. Five things, in fact, to tie this post to Five on Friday. Spiced Pecans, seen above, Cranberry Orange Shortbread, Chocolate Marshmallow Roll, and Homemade Marshmallows. The fifth, Rugelach, is half-done - the dough is chilling in the fridge.
The paperwhites are emerging nicely, reaching up to the skylight in the entrance hall. These colder days have been sunny and that brightens up my spirits a lot.
This evening, Tim and I went for a walk. Toques, scarves, gloves and our heaviest jackets helped keep out the wind. How lovely to come home to a cup of hot chocolate, complete with homemade marshmallows floating on top.
Linking with Five on Friday, hosted by Amy of Love Made My Home.