Advent means lots of cooking all season long. It's one of our favorite activities! Advent food traditions start the night after Thanksgiving for us with our cold plate meal to sustain us through the heavy task of decorating.
We do feed them throughout the rest of the day, even though this photo makes it look as if Joel is starving. The truth his, he burned a lot of calories dragging those boxes down from the attic.
Cookie baking is one of our favorite activities to do together. We sample cookie recipes from around the world, but always settle back down with a yummy, standard Sugar Cookie. We have a tradition each year that involves getting together with some good friends and decorating cookies together. We've done it since our boys were babies. Now some of their babies have babies! It's still a favorite tradition.
Last year we learned that not all of the holiday cooking needs to be edible. We had a blast adding Christmas confetti glitter to a homemade play-doh recipe.
All of these ideas and recipes are available at Advent Idea Box. Come and visit for more free Advent activities and ideas.