has everyone else scampered off from blogland for the holidays now? well. i'm still here. are you still there? we don't start our Christmas traveling until 4 am the morning after Christmas, and i still have recipes to rave to you about, so today (and maybe tomorrow) things will be up and running around here.
i like to be cozy at Christmastime. like, extra extra cozy. like, going out of my way to fill life with little luxuries. i think it's all the little twinkle lights. here are some of the ways i've been pursuing coziness this year..
waking up early to read by the light of the Christmas tree
keeping a Holiday pandora station on 24/7
sipping hot chocolate from my red stripey mug
taking my mini Christmas tree from the kitchen up to our bedroom at night
new pajama pants! (totally Christmas, right?)
thickly thick socks
hot chicken chili at least once a week
watching a Christmas movie every day (and re-watching, lots)
reading the Christmas chapters in my bible every day
late night batch of hot carrot fries
singing carols and wearing scarves around the house
bundling up with a quilt and turning down the heat (it's not that cold this year)
listening to my favorite acoustic Christmas album and soaking in the tub
spreading a blanket on the floor to make a gift-wrapping station
feasting on candy coconut sprinkles
today's tradition: is brand new. i am going to be making these sprinkles every Christmas from now on. honestly. i won't forget about them, because i am completely addicted. they taste like browned butter and exactly like Samoa girl scout cookies! (hint. there is a yummy peanut butter ball recipe coming your way!)
candy coconut sprinkles
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2 T. coconut oil, melted
2 T. honey
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. vanilla
in a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. using your hands, mix all together, making sure to incorporate the honey throughout the mix. spread sprinkles onto a large baking sheet. bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes, then re-set your oven temp for 325 and let them continue baking another 15 minutes as it heats. you'll know they're ready when the sprinkles look golden brown and smell toasty.
these may be the best thing that hit your mouth this Christmas.
use on top of yogurt. ice cream. peanut butter toast. brownies. cake. and please eat them plain!