Tonight, we put lights the star and our lights on our tree. Isn't it just too purty? Tomorrow we'll add a garland and some ornaments and by the end of the day on Saturday, it'll be completely decorated. Tomorrow morning we'll also be able to see if any of the cats have taken a fancy to climbing it. One year our largest cat climbed to the top!
After our lights were merrily twinkling, I started working on the recipe for Toberlone Brownies from Nat, another Journal Your Christmas participant. I think I may be missing an ingredient. I double checked the recipe ... and it turned out awfully thick and lumpy. I waited for them to cool (the smell was so tantalizing, the best solution was to vacate the premises for 3 hours to go watch Casino Royale....Mr. Craig ROWR!!) and tried one when I got home. It crumbled something terrible, tasted rich, but very grainy. I am waiting on Nat's feedback to find out what I may have done wrong. Unfortunately, I have no more baking chocolate or Toblerone to give it another try before Cookie Day. I think I'll still set them out & see if anyone likes them...but they are kinda weird!