Christmas is slowly but surely getting here. I'm ready and waiting. I rearranged my sideboard after visiting the thrift store yesterday and finding that Christmas items were half price. I added a number of Santas to my collection. Also a lovely Christmas patterned cream and sugar that I had admired on previous visits but didn't buy. At half price I had to get them.
On a totally different note..... I am not very interested in, or good at, making food in general and desserts in particular. Funny things happen to me. Just today I made a Boston cream pie ( cake) for my DH's birthday. All went well until I melted the chocolate for the top glaze and it "seized" as chocolate is known to do. I quickly got it spread ( after a fashion ) on the cake but it doesn;t drip down the sides like it's supposed to. Oh well. We'll enjoy it I'm sure but I sometimes wish I'd be able to have my food LOOK like the pictures in cookbooks or on my computer ( where I mostly look for ideas these days).
or should that be the hopeless baker,