Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Are you surprised? Look at the size of his jolly ol' belly.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Christmas season in our home. It's a good transition because we write letters to Santa that starts out with "Dear Santa, I'm thankful for...." then there's the mom line "I need..." where I expect everyone to write socks and underwear, and Ina Garten's new cookbook even though Christian is trying to convince me to put the cookbook under the "I want..." section of the letter.
This year we hosted a writing letters to Santa party and made some treats that we came up with, things that in Enzo's imagination Santa eats and shares with Mama Santa and their elves.
A couple years ago I was introduced to stained glass cookies. I think they're magical and becaue Enzo is a huge fan of snow globes we made snow globes out of the stained glass cookies by putting them in a jar and adding shredded coconut. This was Enzo's favorite treat.
The caramel popcorn lollipops were so fun to make and Christian's 6 layer cake was incredibly difficult to make but he did it all so I can't complain. Enzo wanted it to represent the North Pole where mountains are made out of coco puffs and there are lots of piles of sweet snow to munch on.
Next year we'll make sure to let Santa know that we're throwing a party in his honor and ask him to come. I bet if he came my kids would be in their best behavior. Here is a behind the scenes video. Enzo and Maria, naughty or nice?