The scent of peppermint,
and the taste,
Last week, I set the table in red and white linens.
Pulled out our everyday dishes, which happen to be stark white,
poured milk into glasses,
and created a red and white breakfast for our children.
The night before, I baked chocolate chip peppermint muffins by adding
chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies to a standard muffin recipe.
For a slightly less cookie muffin alternative,
I made whole wheat cranberry lemon muffins
from the same base recipe.
During breakfast, it seemed quite fitting to listen to
The Legend of the Candy Cane on CD.
Overall, it was a lovely way to start our day.
Rather not do a red and white breakfast?
One day, we enjoyed peppermint flavored hot cocoa.
Another, we ate a Chocolate-Candy Cane Cake, which I had made.
With just a hint of peppermint mixed into the cake, it was a delicious treat!