Hello to all of Tiney's blogging friends! Because she is up to her eyeballs baking delicious confections for her friends and family to enjoy on Christmas Eve, she has asked me, her computer, to let you know she misses all of you, and wishes you the very Merriest of Christmases.
At this very moment she has a white chocolate/whipped cream/peppermint mousse chilling in the refrigerator, to later be layered between amazing fudge cake, and then topped with a semi-sweet ganache. I wish she would have told me what ganache was, because it sure does sound good.
Tiney also has cream puffs in the oven right now, and will later use a pastry bag to fill them with yummy, creamy eggnog pudding, then swirl drips of chocolate over their tops.
Her cheesecake needs to be taken out of the freezer, when she will then whip up some more fresh whipped cream sweetened with powdered sugar, and use another pastry bag to decorate the top.
Her cookies are all made, including rainbow petit fours (she wants me to say, DROP DEAD, BECKY, although I have no idea why), over 200 butter nuts, homemade fudge, and Bridget's German Spritz butter cookies.
Tiney's hubby, Jimmy, does all the food preparation for Christmas eve, and while I'm here I'll list for you the things I know he usually makes:
chips and dips
hot white pizza dip
spinach dip in a bread bowl
7-layer Mexican dip
crab ball with crackers
HOMEMADE BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM!!!!!!
Veggies for dinner are brought by guests. Tiney makes mashed potatoes flavored with garlic, sour cream, and cream cheese. Jimmy makes the following:
snow crab legs
eggplant parmesan (although Tiney makes the sauce for this)
I just have to say that I'm glad my owner has me sitting out on the back porch, because it gets mighty scary in the kitchen, even for a lowly laptop. I've heard that my owner has skidded across the kitchen on splattered oil, has had to scrape up gobs of dried-up cookie dough off the floor, and has threatened bodily harm to several individuals using her cookie press.
Anyhoo, my Tiney just wanted me to shout out and say Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!!!!!!!!!!