We're low on funds this year because we bought the house so for Christmas I decided to bake chocolate chip banana bread to give to our families. My mom found me decorative mini loaf pans:
... and I baked the first batch today. For these 8 loaves I needed to make the standard recipe four times. It was a lot of work, but the results should be worth it. Later today, once they're cool, I'll wrap them in red and green cling wrap.
And just for fun, here's a picture of our cat sleeping between the pillows on our bed. That seems to be his new favorite spot to catch a quick nap.