I keep meaning to post, but then I think of something else to do. I've been distracted and a little down lately, but NO MORE. It's finally December, and I'm excited about the holidays. I'm not sure, why, exactly, but I'm going with it. :)
1) Tree! We decided to have xmas at our house this year, with my dad and some friends maybe, which means I get to have a tree! We haven't had one in about three years and I love them, so I'm excited about that. We get an ornament of some sort every time we travel together, and then we have a lot of literature or geek-based ones as well. And I love decorating the tree - even if we do always argue about the lights.
2) Decorations! Since we're having the holiday at my house, I get to get out my wedding china and fancy linens and stuff I never ever use. Yay! I'm not much for actual holiday decor, but the cards from people on the window, and stockings by the fireplace, and random mistletoe for smooches makes the house feel festive to me.
3) Food! I get to make xmas eve dinner, which is the fancy one. And also breakfast. I'm thinking beef wellington, salad with tangerines, maple butternut squash, and persimmon cake with rum sauce. And then asparagus and ham strata with fruit salad. And then either lasagna or veg soup for during the day, when friends come by. G is having board games and I'm marathoning LOTR.
4) COOKIES! OMG, so you know that comic thing with the Avengers drinks? I decided I needed to do cookies for them. Here's what I came up with, but your suggestions are welcome:
Iron Man/Tony Stark - rum balls, duh. I wonder if I could make them with scotch...
Captain America/Steve Rogers - I wanted something wholesome and all-American, so I decided on peanut butter blossoms. They're secretly giggly though because we call them nipple cookies, and he'd be scandalized.
Thor - cocoa candy cane cookies. My personal favorite, and somehow peppermint says Norse god to me. Also, I know he's got a sweet tooth.
Hulk/Bruce Banner - This one was the hardest, because both are so different. Grasshopper bars since they're green, for the Hulk? Or the sunflower coconut vaguely hippy ones for yoga-loving Bruce? I'm still undecided.
Hawkeye/Clint Barton- molasses snaps. I don't know why, that just seems like a perfect fit to me.
Black Widow/Natasha Romanova - Russian teacakes/snowballs. Another Duh.
Fury - cherry bombs
Coulson - loaves of gingerbread
. Which tickles me endlessly because they're not cookies, they're different from the rest, they look boring and innocuous. BUT they are the best by far, secretly so spicy, and utterly delicious. :)
I feel like I shouldn't leave Loki out... maybe the grasshopper bars for him?( Avengers cocktails & cast )