Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas is coming!


Christmas is coming...
I've been trying to get myself more organised than usual. Miss Joy's Birthday is the week before Christmas and so usually I feel like I cant get into Christmas until after her birthday. So this year I'm trying to get the majority of it sorted before her big day. Note the finished Advent Calender that I was working on last blog post. The Nativity Scene was an ambitious project I thought I could do...but in the end my Ma in Law came to the rescue. Its good to have the reason for the season right on the mantle piece.
Still so much to do...buy and wrap Christmas presents, attend various social events, finish Christmas cards and craft projects. On top of the usual working/family/cleaning cycle. I love this season! 

Baking...
It seems I'm on Xmas sweets duty this year. Both sides of the family have delegated desserts for me to do. So many ideas going through my head....
I also like to do a Christmas Eve baking drop off to those nearest and dearest....So I best be getting me a 5kg bag of sugar this year.



While I was at the super market a few weeks ago I couldn't resist getting these cute little mini spring form tins. They are as big as your hand. Too cute! Yesterday was the first time I used them for little mini blue berry cheese cakes. I was making a larger one for a friends birthday party and added just a touch more of the ingredients to have a little extra for two mini tins. My kids love cheese cake (I wonder where they get that from?). I was making a my famous Mocha Cheese cake and scooped out a little batter before adding the coffee flavouring. I added a hand full frozen blue berries on the top. And baked them for 25 minutes. They were just too cute! And quite delicious. I will have to try this flavour combination for a larger cheese cake. The tartness of the berries cut through the richness of the cheese cake part.

Mini blue berry cheese cake on a dinner sized plate
We each had half each for dessert. So good.

Here's the finished mocha cheese cake.  I hope it will taste okay. Unfortunately I cant go to her special party because of work tonight :( But I hope some cheesecake will make up for it.



Listening to...
Katie and Brian  Torwalt  and I just bought the latest Jesus Culture featuring Martin Smith CD. So good. Loving having a cleaning session while cranking up my stereo and singing my lungs out to Jesus.

Excited about...

  • Only two more weeks left of school until the summer holidays start.
  • Spring cleaning.
  • Getting some painting projects done...okay watching hubby doing it ;)
  • Summer
  • Barbeques
  • Beach trips

So much to be thankful for....

7 comments:

TracyP said...

Seeing your beautiful mantle makes me want to break out the boxes of decorations and do mine!! Must keep to tradition and wait until Dec 1st though!!
I can however get going on my Christmas cards for this year!!

PaisleyJade said...

Oh you rock! I always wait until after my birthday to get the family into Christmas stuff. p.s. your cheesecake tasted so yum - and we really missed you!!

Miriam said...

I love nativities I kind of collect them actually and those cheesecakes look SO good

Weza said...

yummy

Neetz said...

Yummy Yummy...and oh so very cute those lil baby cheesecakes! :)

xxxxxx

runnergirl said...

I love your crafty Christmas decos... Well done! And I LOVE the look of those wee cheesecakes... YUM!

Simoney said...

Yum Jacksta!! You're a baking wonder! No "wonder" they delegated the sweets to YOU!
hehe.
x