I don’t know about you but I feel like every Christmas I have presents coming out from my tree all the way to the middle of my living room! And…I spend so much time sorting between presents to find which one belongs to each member of my family. So this year I decided to find a solution to this problem. I bought rustic baskets that have a little chalkboard on front where I was able to write everyone’s names. You guys know I love rustic decor and it seems that lately everyone is leaning to that. Get more simple colors, lots of burlap, baskets, birch bark and everything back to basics. I will be placing everyone’s presents on each basket. I think it also makes the tree look beautiful. An extra little touch that differentiates you from everyone else If you like rustic or country decor this will work out great as well as old rustic metal tins. I leave that up to you…enjoy!
I’m sure most of you might have experienced some cold days or even some snow already! Doesn’t hot chocolate taste better during snowy days? And doesn’t hot chocolate taste even better with whipped cream? For me is a definitely YES! And here is a quick recipe for a whipped cream with a twist. It makes it so creamy and minty that you will be addicted!
Peppermint whipped cream: just two ingredients needed. 6 large peppermint candy canes or 20 mini candy canes. 2 cups of heavy whipping cream. Crush the candy canes in a food processor or a blender until very tiny chopped. Whip the heavy cream in a mixer with the whisk attachment until nice an fluffy. Add the crushed candy canes to the whipped cream and fold them until we’ll combined. The color will start turning pink as you see in the picture. Serve on top of hot cocoa and enjoy!
Another suggestion for this peppermint whipped cream is to serve them on top of brownies…just scrumptious!