I hope you all are enjoying your weekend. :) Perhaps you're as fortunate (unfortunate in my opinion lol) as my city is and you've got some snow to get you into the festive spirit! Now personally I do not care for snow, but it is only a little sprinkle so I think I'll be okay ;) Do you guys enjoy snow? Or are you a sun bunny like myself? What is your favorite winter activity? Mine is snuggling up next to a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa, and my love Nathan by my side (well now I just made myself miss him more hmph! :( ).
I actually find it really coincidental that it snowed today, because my grandmother and I are baking her famous Christmas cake :), and I don't think we could have asked for a more pretty back drop. My grandma has been making these cakes every year since before I was born, although when I was young she would have to make two; one adult (w/ brandy) and one children's (w/o brandy). But now since everyone is grown, she just makes one batch of her famous cake, although we will have to make sure little Miguel doesn't get his hands on this. I asked her today if this was one of my great grandmother's recipes, but she couldn't remember (I'm pretty sure it is). Either way it is a family recipe that I now have to carry on with me. :) It is a two day process and total time in the kitchen (with baking) is around 4-5 hours depending on your speed and organizational skills, so be prepared to spend some quality time with your counter tops lol. Now, shall we get to the festive delight of a dessert?