Growing up, television led me to believe that Christmas traditions were about decorating Christmas cookies, singing carols and lovingly making homemade ornaments while sipping hot chocolate with the family. My family never did any of those things, and I guess I always thought I had missed out.
Now, as a Mom, I realize that Christmas is a mad dash to buy gifts, wrap gifts and hopefully get the house somewhat decorated without having two weeks of laundry and dishes pile up in the meantime. It is hectic and stressful and the last thing I want to do is sing freaking carols while stringing popcorn garland.
That being said, you HAVE to make time for the little things, especially if you have kids. It is those little thing that they will remember and cherish and hopefully do with their own children one day.
So, how do you compete with those amazing Pinterest Moms when you have no time and even less energy? Easy. You cheat.
Grab a basket and fill it with assorted holiday sprinkles and grab another basket and fill it with cookie cutters. Keep those baskets close by in your kithcen, you are going to use them…a lot. That is all you need my friend. Let the magic begin.
Hot chocolate become a million times more special, and more delicious with some whipped cream and Christmas sprinkles on top. Don’t forget to add a candy cane for a stir stick and to give your hot chocolate that yummy peppermint flavour. Wow your kids or company with this Pinterest worthy hot beverage!
With just a few melted white chocolate chips and a couple of shakes of holiday sprinkles, this Christmas popcorn will make Christmas movie night extra special!
Cookie cutter sandwiches are the best way to make a memorial and fast lunch for your kids! Grilled cheese Christmas sandwiches are amazing too or you can get more creative with these reindeer ones!
Last, but not least, Christmas pancakes are so easy and such a Pinterest Mom way to have a breakfast to remember. Simply pour the batter into the cookie cutter on a preheated pan and wait until the batter has bubbled nicely. Then remove the cookie cutter and flip! Top with butter, syrup and a few sprinkles for Christmas pancakes they will never forget!