MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! From me and George the Basset! I can’t believe it’s only 3 days away!!!
I have decided to keep the links + George update posts to once a month, and to keep the links more relevant to the season. This month it’s all about Christmas recipes, but next month expect something healthier, you know, since we will all be trying to recover from these tasty indulgences.
George is doing well. He’s gained some weight (perhaps it has something to do with extra cookies + Mom and Dad being too busy to walk him). Keeping a basset hound fit is not an easy task.
You can see in the photos, the 10 minutes of having to “sit” and “stay” really took it’s toll on him. That was the 3rd or 4th time he laid down. The basset life is exhausting!
Although he’s not allowed on the couch, he has recently regressed, even sleeping on the “extra forbidden white couch” upstairs when he thinks we’re not looking.
We discovered a new dog park down the road from us, and he loves it. He spends his time there (not playing) with other dogs and sniffing everything. His favorite thing is walking around to every human, plopping on his back, and getting belly rubs.
Last week, the side gate got left open, and he wandered out of it, totally oblivious to how far he was going when Taylor spotted him waaaaay down the hill. Bassets will follow their nose anywhere, and they have no homing instinct. Not a great combination of characteristics.
Oh, and that ridiculously cute santa suit he’s wearing was an early Christmas present from my good friend, Rachel! It’s a leeeetle snug on him (even though it’s a large), but if I pull hard enough, the tips of the velcro come together. 😉
Speaking of fat, here are the best CHRISTMAS recipes from some of my favorite bloggers!
Simple 3 ingredient homemade Jellied Cranbery Sauce from Rhubarbarians
Perfect rolls for a holiday feast Sour Cream Dinner Buns from The Chewy Life
The CUTEST Gingerbread Cookies that Don’t Spread in the Oven from Baking a Moment
Christmas Tea Ring with Raspberry Cream Cheese Filling from Pinch of Yum
For those of you in warmer climates (or who just love cold drinks) Peppermint Bark Frozen Hot Chocolate from Erin Made This
This recipe is actually healthy! Raw Vegan Tart with Chocolate and Pistachios from Food Faith Fit. It’s gorgeous!
Gingerbread Marshmallows from the incredibly talented, only 15 yrs old, Anne @ Sprinkle With Salt. You should check out her blog!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Gimme Some Oven. They are full of chocolate and rolled in powdered sugar!
A super fun and different Chestnut Smoothie from The Worktop
Persimmon Hazlenut Raisin Swirl Loaf from Two Purple Figs
I love dutch babies and gingerbread, so you can see why I was excited about Erica’s Gingerbread Dutch Baby from Buttered Side Up!
As if you didn’t already have enough gingerbread flavored options, here’s a Gingerbread Latte with Salted Caramel Sugar from Half Baked Harvest.
Snowy looking Coconut Layer Cake from My Name is Yeh
Creamy Nutella Hot Chocolate from Cleobuttera
Thanks for reading!