How are there only three days until Christmas? The holiday season has flown by. I’ve been home for a little over a week now, and it’s been so nice to relax for a bit and spend time with family/my hometown friends. I’ve been working a lot at a local boutique, finishing up my Christmas shopping, working on my online class, and doing lots of baking! Yesterday, our family went to Memphis to see Hamilton at the Orpheum- it was so good! I was curious how it would compare to the original, since it’s a whole new cast. It was really similar, but each character put their own twist on their lines, which was cool. It was such a fun Christmas outing. With Christmas coming up so soon, we’ve finally started planning the Christmas brunch menu. Every Christmas morning, my grandmother, uncle, and cousin come over and we all have a huge brunch, then open presents. We have a few items that we have every year, like monkey bread, but we’re trying a few new recipes this year too!
I’m really excited to make the blueberry oatmeal squares, they sound so good. I made some peanut butter-chocolate oat squares last year, so I wanted to try a new variation of the recipe! My mom found a recipe for the bagel casserole online, and I had never heard of it before, but it sounds good! I know strawberry pretzel salad probably sounds weird, but it’s a tradition that my grandmother makes it every year. We also made homemade cinnamon rolls this year, which turned out really well! I also want to make a big fruit salad to go along with all the sweet stuff, with berries, apples, oranges, and grapes. Be sure to keep up with my on Instagram to follow along with all my baking and Christmas festivities!
What are you making for Christmas this year?