Hello there! Happy Friday! Man, oh man. This month is already breezing by. Thanksgiving was only last week — I’m still grasping my mind around this! Did you do anything fun? Travel anywhere? I flew home to Wisconsin. It was such a relaxing weekend filled with food, sleep, shopping, baking and lots of Christmas movies. (Full disclosure: Hallmark Christmas movies are one of my new guilty pleasures!)
My mom and I baked a pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving dessert, following this recipe from Skinnytaste. I’d always wanted to make one! They’re so intriguing, and they look so complicated. I guess I thought it would be a fun challenge! So we took our first-ever crack at it, and I must say it was a delicious success!
Luckily, we finished the cake without any casualties (i.e. cracking, breaking, crumbling)! Phew!
I also discovered a new favorite coffee this weekend — Dunkin’ Donuts Apple Pie. Holy crap! This stuff is incredible. You’re probably shaking your head in disbelief, but don’t knock it ’til you try it!
Christmas tree decorating was also on the agenda this weekend. My mom and I bedazzled the tree with our favorite ornaments. I did the honors of placing the star at the top. Well, let’s just say my first attempt was a fail…
Here is the finished product!
The other two — my brother and dad — got the real fun job (I’m only kidding). Christmas light duty! This never ceases to be my brother’s least favorite part of the weekend — don’t let the smile fool you.
After our day of decorating, we took a much-needed break for dinner.
Thanksgiving weekend FLEW by. But I shouldn’t have been surprised — it always does! I’m so excited to return home again over Christmas in a few weeks!