Pullllease, don’t mention it if you have already taken down your tree! I never knew anyone did that till I started blogging. But I never knew anyone had guests on Christmas Eve either. I guess everyone has their own customs.
I can’t imagine having to do that. I feel like I just got the decorations up. We always kept ours up till the Epiphany.
Maybe it is a regional thing, but New Years Day there are many open houses and people like to see the trees and decorations. What is the rush, unless you have a live tree that has been up too long and is bald? Or maybe if you are headed South for the winter.
I dread the thought of the hours and hours of work taking it all down. Then everything looks so bare.
We will be here, so not till the Three Kings arrive will the decorations be leaving!
We always refer to this as Christmas week, lots of visiting and entertaining, and of course, some happy returns!
I haven’t gotten out yet, but I have a few bags that have to go back.
My friend Gail gifted me with the Nordic Pan. I know, all of you want to be Gail’s friend!
I like that it can be used all winter, which here in NY lasts till March. I think that is another reason we hold on to the Christmas lights, it brightens the dark, cold nights.
Here’s what the cake looks like on the label.
It has chocolate on the bottom, and white on the top.
I had to make 2 recipes , a chocolate cake and a vanilla pound cake. I use Ina Garten’s with a few additions.
That was too much for the pan, so I made this.
This came to 1.59 with Gail’s 20% off coupon from Snip Snap.com at Christmas Tree.
It is a good weight, I think it will last for many years.
I poured the light in first, then swirled the chocolate through it.
I haven’t cut it yet though.
I think the tree pan will be used a lot this winter. (It came from Christmas Tree Shop, great prices on Nordic pans!)
A simple dusting of confectionery sugar on a very moist pound cake is all you need. Yes, of course, a scoop of ice cream couldn’t hurt!
Please join me this week for Let’s Dish. You can still link up your Christmas table, I left the link open as the next Let’s Dish is for New Years or non Christmas tables. You can link a second on to that link if you have another Christmas table, that way we will keep all the Christmas together.
Hope you are enjoying Christmas week, relaxing and enjoying your Christmas lights!
I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday.
If you missed last week’s Let’s Dish, stop over and see some beautiful tables. There are some good ideas for New Year’s too!
Thanks for stopping by!