They say Christmas is the season of giving though it's probably more true that it's also the season of buying (I've done so much shopping!). This year, I made my gifts instead of buying them for my colleagues in the office. Of course that involves a lot of kitchen action but it couldn't be merrier.
I made hot chocolate sticks (dark chocolate with orange and caramelised white chocolate with orange and sea salt), had them individually wrapped and popped them into brown paper bags decorated with a pompom.
A handwritten tag and instructions for using the hot chocolate completes the set! Although it isn't winter here, but the perpetual rain has made a hot chocolate seem appropriate, especially in the igloo of my office.
I have the mind to bake Christmas cookies and try more flavours for the hot chocolate for another party I have coming up on the 30th. Sugar cookies with hot chocolate, perfect for a relaxing Christmas week, don't you think? Maybe you should make your gifts next year, too!
Here's wishing you a joyous festive season filled with love.
Enjoy the partying and have a very merry Christmas!