I can't help myself.
I'm already jogging to carols and dreaming of candy canes and gum drops. It doesn't help any that the stores are already stocking up on decorations and goodies. Walk into just about any place and you will be greeted by a robotic Santa Claus or illuminated reindeer. Yet, for some strange reason, I am in the mood for all of this. Guaranteed, though, that by the time Christmas actually rolls around it will have worn out its welcome. Too much of a good thing tends to make you sick.
But for now I will revel in the festive holiday culture that begins to engulf us. I made Snickerdoodles this morning, our traditional family Christmas cookie. Gooey cinnamon and sugar goodness.
And yesterday I discovered this Gingerbread Coffee at Trader Joe's.
They had it sitting out on the testing table. I poured myself a petite tasse and promptly fell in love. I am not big on coffee but the ginger, cinnamon and cloves notes had me at 'hello.' It is delicious with a splash (or more if you are like me...I'm more the latte drinker) of half-and-half or milk.
I can't wait to try it with a freshly baked gingerbread man....mmmm.