Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays!

I don't believe the holidays are here already, where did the time go?
Luckily, Burt showed up to give us a hand with all the preparations.

He always has a lot of holiday spirit and comes prepared to enjoy himself!

 Putting up the tree is always an exciting event.

Looks like Santa's in for a surprise.

This year only half of the decorations were on the tree before it fell over.
Looks like the second time was the charm, so far! What would we do without bungee cords?

After the tree mishap Nick and Burt decided they might have better luck making Sandbakkel cookies.

There's lots of ways to flavor them but Burt loves cardamom, you can see it in his eyes.

Of course Burt takes in every aspect of baking very soberly .

Filling the Polish Tea Cakes or Ciastka Zkoniserwil or Ciastka Do Herbatki before they cool.
They taste great but does anyone know what they're really called?

Nick showing off his technique for rolling out the sugar cookies dough.

Burt did the decorating and timed the baking. Is that a pink reindeer?

The cooking baking results were, let's say varied. Does anyone know how that happened?

Burt has a favorite recipe of his own and enjoys getting into character while making them.
(Isn't that eye patch a little bit redundant though?)
Guess it's Yo Ho Ho, along with Ho, Ho, Ho.

Sorry for being absent for so long. Looks like Burt got us back on track just in time for Santa's visit.
At least I think the milk and cookies are for Santa or could Burt be helping him out this year, too?

Best Wishes of the Season and Happy Holidays Everyone!


  1. Looks like your all set for some fabulously festive foodie fun :D XXX

    1. It's was a bit of a slog sometimes but eventually all the baking got done. So sorry for not getting back here sooner, Happy New Year!

  2. Happy Yule Burt and family!
    I just emailed you :)

  3. Those Confections! I need an Assistant like Burt to ensure Holiday Culinary Magic! Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

    1. Happy New Year to you and your family! The great thing about Burt is that he always does what I ask him to do without complaining.