Shopping at New Fiesta
We went stock-up-to-make-Christmas-treats shopping today. Caroline caught this picture with her iPhone. Ellie Jo was waiting on top of the ice cream cooler for me to pick up meat for dinner. In the background you can see wheels of cheese, boxes of Rwanda tea and tin trays of Sambaza (tiny dried fish).
We bought an abundance of butter, sugar and vodka. The vodka is to top up our bottle of homemade vanilla. It floors me how quickly we go through vanilla in this house! I guess that is what happens when the vanilla beans are fresh from Zanzibar.
I’m trying to keep Christmas treats available in the house for the whole month. Tell me how ambitious I am. Right now there are Russian tea cakes in a tupperware. Tonight I think we’ll make snickerdoodles since those are Jacob’s holiday cookie. I bought biscuits to use for a “graham cracker” crust on pumpkin cheesecake. But that adventure has to wait until I made cream cheese from this week’s milk.
Off to bake!