I officially bought my first Christmas tree. It is a living 1 1/2 ft European Cypress. I am so excited that I found a living tree! Ben also got us a pine candle. Needless to say we are feeling quite festive here in the mountains. The Christmas spirit has also made me want to cook festive food, even dessert- something that I don’t normally crave.
My friends and I decided to have an early holiday dinner to celebrate Christmas this week. A little while back, I came across this recipe on the Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy blog, but hadn’t gotten a chance to make it. A pot roast is a great thing to make during the holidays, because you can begin cooking it early, then cook everything else while it finishes cooking. This recipe combines Coca Cola and Chili Sauce for a perfect combination of sweet and spicy.
To add to the holiday festivities, I decided to make something with gingerbread. I sat around for a while trying to think what else I could do with gingerbread other than make cookies or a house. Eventually, I decided on gingerbread cheesecake. I had never made homemade cheesecake before, but am very proud of the outcome. I used fat-free cream cheese too, which makes this dessert pretty healthy as far as desserts go!