advent calendar 2015 - day 23 and day 24

Here we are, the last two final activities of our "advent calendar" (more a countdown to Christmas day anyway) ...

Yesterday's activity was going to the (very) local Christmas market (down the street, literally), and buy something to eat / drink. We had a glass of mulled wine over there, and brought back home comfort food (sausages & aligot) from the Aubrac region. (follow the links for infos)

Montpellier's Christmas market, with two long rows of wood cabins

Montpellier's Christmas market, with two long rows of wood cabins

Today's the final activity, and I chose to bake linzer cookies, as we've already done in advent calendars past. We use Annabel Karmel's recipe.

U (11 1/2) at work

U (11 1/2) at work

P (13 1/2) at work as well !

P (13 1/2) at work as well !

first batch, fresh from the oven ...

first batch, fresh from the oven ...

above and below, the fruits of their work ! we also baked some that weren't used in linzer cookies (stars, gingerbread men, cats, angels ...)

above and below, the fruits of their work ! we also baked some that weren't used in linzer cookies (stars, gingerbread men, cats, angels ...)

I couldn't resist making "heart in hand" cookies, besides they look so much like my own hands : short & fat, ah ah ah !

Today I won't share a Christmas song, but rather, two old cartoons that we've been watching for Christmas for years now !

Now let me wish you all happy and safe celebrations, whatever you celebrate !

ox

Sonia