Its officially the Christmas season and I couldn't be happier! Yesterday (the day after Thanksgiving) we put up all the Christmas decorations, including the tree and then we went down to union station where we watched Elf on the biggest screen in Kansas City. My kids loved it, almost as much as me. :) This time of year is one of my favorites, the fact that it was freezing rain didn't even damper my spirits, it just made me want to curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music! Today I'm sharing my version of Angelina's hot chocolate (The best hot chocolate in all of Paris), a mint version made with AE After Dinner Mint Chocolate Milk. This delicious drink is perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm you up this winter.
I have a confession to make, up until a few weeks ago I had never tasted Egg Nog. My husband was completely flabbergasted and honestly I don't know why I had been afraid to try it. Its basically Christmas in your mouth. It may help that my first taste of Egg Nog was what many think of as the best possible version of Egg Nog on the market- AE Classic Egg Nog. Matt tried it last Christmas season and was a total convert. When I told him I was going to be partnering with AE this year on the blog the first thing he said was "their Egg Nog is amazing".
So here is my public service announcement for the day: AE Egg Nog is at the grocery store friends, go and get it! And if you don't slurp it all down in the first few hours you can whip up this super easy and delicious Egg Nog cinnamon bread.
I am so excited to share with you what is sure to be my new favorite Christmas tradition. the 25 days of Christ devotional set is everything that I've been wanting to create in my head but never had the time or energy to do on my own. Its a set of ornaments with a corresponding devotional book to center your Christmas on Christ. Each day you read scriptures and then place a symbolic ornament on the tree or advent calendar together as a family. I love that it keeps the meaning of the season where it should be, on the birth of the Savior of the world.
The set of ornaments is also SUPER affordable. You can purchase them already painted and finished or for even less you can get them unfinished and paint them yourself. You can see the kit prices HERE. Also they have 2 versions- New Testament or New Testament & Book of Mormon.
There is a reason everyone is so obsessed with fall and October, it really is the coziest and yummiest time of year. Yoplait has released several new fall flavor that epitomize the taste of the season and to compliment those delicious yogurts I've created this delicious recipe for candied pecan granola, and you totally need it in your life, like right now. Its got the perfect combination of sweet and crunchy fall goodness to top the Yoplait light Pumpkin Pie yogurt. I could eat this every morning this month, thats for sure!