Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas...

Fresh from the oven...mince pies!  I sure wish there was a way you could smell these mince pies... the cinnamon, cloves and that lovely baked goodies smell!


But better than that...there is only one way I could be baking...and that's in a functioning kitchen!  Woo Hoo!  Last weekend my very sweet DH put the last of the counter tops in and on Monday I was able to move the food and dishes into their new home.  We still have tiling and wallpapering to do, but that can all wait until January.  For now we are going to focus on the children and the holiday season.

Until next time...

19 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Yeah! Glad to hear your kitchen is up and running again. Will there be move wonderful aromas from your new kitchen today?

Terry said...

They look yummy! I can almost smell them from here! Congratulations on having a working kitchen again! Just in time for the holidays! :0)

Needled Mom said...

Yummy...the kitchen looks like it is working well.

Amanda said...

You must be so thankful to have your kitchen functioning again in time for Christmas. I remember one year when we were having our kitchen done and I was left with a table and a standpipe for the whole of December! That's a terrific photograph too

Lina said...

What a relief to have a functioning kitchen! I'm not sure that I'll get around to making mince pies this year...

Tammy said...

oh I think I could smell them, I love mince pies. And congrats on having a functional kitchen again - what a relief, huh.

Timi said...

I am glad you can use your kitchen again...:o)
Your mince pies look yummy!!! I can feel the smell...hmmmm :o)!!!
It really smells like Christmas...:o)

autumnesf said...

WooooHooooo! Break out the eggnog for that announcement!

Ali Honey said...

Glad your kitchen is workable. I think you have inspired me to go and make some fruit mince pies.

Laura said...

Hooray for a functioning kitchen! I just tried making mince pies for the first time this year - the mincemeat was surprisingly easy to make and they are sooo delicious! Very cute too with their starry "caps".

JoQuilter said...

No one in my house will eat a mince pie so I never make them. Best memory of them was back when I was a single girl and the lunch counter next to where I worked would serve them with lemon sause. Mmmm!

madrekarin said...

I love mince pies. I actually love anything with mincemeat in it. My dad used to go to Jordan Marsh in Boston when we were children and buy us mince meat-filled sugar cookies. Oh. My. Gosh! They were the best!Maybe I'll make him some as a treat for his birthday.
Glad your kitchen is up and running- in full steam is seems!

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee!!!! I'm so happy for you that your kitchen is functional again -- just in time. Your pies look gorgeous!

pinsandneedles said...

Just in time to enjoy the holidays! Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Lynda said...

So pleased your kitchen is done! Well done to hubbie for all his hard work!

Jackie said...

You got it done before Christmas with plenty of time to spare! Congratulations!

UK lass in US said...

They look delicious! I just polished off all our mince pies in a bout of homesickness. I can't be trusted with holiday food in the house...

Jane in Wales said...

Congratulations on your kitchen! And your mince pies look really lovely and festive!
My husband loves mince pies, so I am going to make some too.

Karen said...

Hurray for the new kitchen! The pies look delicious, what a great photo. Although I have no idea what mincemeat tastes like!