Christmas 2011

One thing that I look forward to (just like all of you) every year is Christmas. Don’t you just love how it’s at the end of the year and just a few days away from starting a new year? It might not make sense to you, but really, I love how meaningful the closeness of the time is for me!

12.24.11

I spent my morning doing last minute errands again. I fancy going to the grocery during the holidays, don’t ask why! It’s actually not ideal because it is VERY busy. I guess it’s the fact that I see families together and the purpose of why we are all there — to celebrate the best time of the year!

When I sawΒ mascarponeΒ at the cheese station, I decided to make tiramisu. I never made it at home so I was pretty nervous and excited about the outcome. I watched Gordon Ramsay’s video on Youtube like a million times to prepare myself! lol

I haven’t tried Valor yet. But since it has 70% cocoa, I’ve decided to go for this.

Dark chocolate blends perfectly with the flavor of the rest of the ingredients for tiramisu, especially when the cocoa percentage is around this number πŸ™‚

My first tiramisu was not a success in terms of texture. 😐

One thing that you should keep in mind when making tiramisu: make sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature or of the same level to refrain it from curdling.

I followed Gordon Ramsay’s advice to let the tiramisu set in the chiller for a few hours to let the flavors blend well.

When stored properly, the tiramisu gets better in time. Β Perfect flavor in every bite! πŸ™‚

Will do this again and try not to make the cheese mixture curdle. πŸ™‚

Happy Birthday Batoots and Jesus! πŸ™‚

Mass with the family πŸ™‚

Gave my Dad an envelope with all of our shameful pictures. Lol :))

12.25.11 – Christmas Day

Love you Bebe!!! πŸ™‚ <3

Our first Christmas with Baby Caleb!!! πŸ™‚ <3 <3 <3

This Christmas is special because we are joined by a new family member — Caleb!! <3

HAHAHAHAHA Bea <3 πŸ™‚ <3 πŸ™‚

Cutie Bea with pretty Tita Beth πŸ™‚

Mama and Daddy πŸ™‚

Hahahaha what’s with the faces? :))

Wrapped my present for the kiddos in colored paper! πŸ™‚

Spending the holidays with he family is a blessing and a reward. God gives us the best present every year, to be united with our loved ones during His day πŸ™‚

Spread love all year round y’all! πŸ™‚

Much love,

R <3

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