Today was a lovely day of baking, music, and a fun new Christmas story on the Vinyl Cafe (Dave decided to raise a turkey in the garage as a surprise for Morley). I made a few last things for tomorrow’s breakfast (everyone’s coming here to open gifts in the morning), most importantly our traditional gooey cinnamon buns.
Ever since I was a child we’ve had cinnamon buns while we open our gifts. The ones my mom used to make were filled with raisins and dripping with sweet brown sugar syrup. When I was 19 I got a job doing the baking in a small deli, and once a week we sold huge cream cheese frosted cinnamon buns, and that kind quickly became a new favorite.
Tomorrow, after we’ve opened all the gifts, we’ll have a big breakfast of eggs benedict, hash browns, and fruit salad. Then we’ll spend the rest of the day at my mom and step-dad’s place with assorted friends and family.
Wishing you a day filled with peace, love, health, happiness, good company, and good food!