More baking is going around here tonight. Another standard for the Christmas boxes: chocolate shortbread. Or equivalently known around here as tallbreads. I snitched a few and had them with the pumpkin ice cream I made. Really yummy. The ice cream has a tendency to melt into the consistency of pudding or whipped cream cheese. A little bit fills the tummy.
I wanted greens this year but my Beloved did not wish a cut tree. I could not find a live tree the size I wished. We were at Lowe's and they let me take some of the bottom branches they had cut off from Christmas trees. No charge.
I cut the branches apart and put them in mason jars in the dining room
Then candles were added.
There was one more thing added.
My Beloved added roses. I actually think the rose bush attacked him (again) but they added more beauty to the simplicity I wished. I really am enjoying how this turned out. The smell is divine.