I have been busy this weekend. A good friend and colleague retired. He was one of the best teachers I have had the pleasure to learn from. His wisdom, humor, and honesty will be missed. I wish him and his wife the best of luck on their new endeavors. While in town, I got a majority of our Christmas shopping done. That always makes Christmas more enjoyable.
Back on the home front I bottled several wines: Red Letter Raspberry and Golly Gee Grape. The raspberry is my favorite. Wine making is one of my favorite hobbies. Anymore, people bring me berries. I make wine and give them a cut. I also experimented with pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes. They were delicious. I also experimented with Hershey's Cookies and Cream chocolate chips. My sister made cookies with them over Thanksgiving and I couldn't get the taste out of my head. Luckily, I found some and immediately made some cookies. They were perfect. Both recipes were a thumbs up.
Other than that and cleaning house not much has been happening on the home front. Are you ready for Christmas? Have you tried any experimental recipes? How did they turn out?