First and foremost, Happy Solstice to all of you. We’re not really solstice-celebrating people, but I am SO EXCITED about the lengthening days. I got really emotional about solstice this year. I don’t know if it’s because we’re so far north I can practically see Santa’s workshop from my house (in the same way that Ms. Palin can see Russia), or if it’s because I am working full time (which I was not last winter), but this winter seems hella dark. Like, when I walk to the parking lot after work, the moon is up. How is that even possible??? Come back, Sun. I need you and your UV rays. So, happy solstice everybody.
We do celebrate the Christmas around here, though. We even drank this weird JULMUST soda from another country. It’s made with hops and barely, so it takes like alcohol, but it is totally non-alcoholic. (side story: Levi did a project on JUL (pronounced YOOL, apparently, who would have guessed? not me.) for school. He baked like 6 dozen ginger snaps for his school celebration, and let me tell you, those ginger snaps were delicious. We got to sample cookies, he got to learn about another culture, everybody wins.) So We drank the non-alcoholic JULMUST. However, do you know what’s NOT non-alcoholic?
These are the pecan pralines that Martha Stewart I mean Krista made. Secret Ingredient:
Santa’s little helpers have been busy in our kitchen, and we’ve been delivering special little parcels of delicious treats to our friends around town. More about our recent baked goods & candy t-o-m-o-r-r-o-w!!!