Thrifty bakes more at Christmas than usual. Only the love of the notion of the Friday Cake Bake spurs her more! She can never quite believe how much more for your money you must get from packets of everything falling about snowily in the baking cupboard. Or indeed quite how many people you can feed at Open House time!
Hopefully baking is a farily established part of my children's Christmas. Admittedly Joshua did have That Year with This Icing...
But generally all is much better managed come Christmas Eve, when special preparations must be made!
Spot the well-loved Farmer Duck, now out to pasture.
Our traditional GH gingerbread made, and spoons dutifully licked.
And even sometimes rolled out again when invited to a New Year's Eve party! (See how long it is since I've successfully managed to get to one of those!)