Sunday, December 25, 2011

Baking bliss...

Some might think that baking is work.  When I get up in the morning and I know I am making things in the kitchen, I get a little tickle.  I LOVE TO BAKE...and COOK new things.  So when Christmas rolls around, I get practically giddy with excitement...ok, giddy might be a little over the top, but if you know me, it really isn't.
Ask my Rachel who is also a lover of all things baking.  When I was complaining about my mediocre cookie snowflake cookie cutter...she and Stac drove all over SL to find the perfect one.  AND did they deliver?
OH YES!!!  It was a beauty and I set right off to make shortbread and gingerbread and dream of sugarplums dancing in my head.  HA.

Anyway, the result is never quite what I had imagined in my "sugarplum" dreams but there is always next year right?  So enjoy some "eye candy"...and maybe you wished you were on my cookie list....oh and that silky white stuff being slathered on the greased lightly cookie sheet?  HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW HEAVEN..soon to be dipped into HOMEMADE FUDGE...yes, oh yes....

Monday, December 12, 2011

A little Craziness with that NOG

 Little baby Jesus....I made 80 little heads, cut 80 little felt cradles, cut 80 swaddling clothes, collected that staw and painted on 80 sets of eyes sleeping and rosy cheeks.
Yeah, it's what I do this time of year...
Worth it?
You bettcha.
Oh and to clarify...I had my mid week helpers over to swaddle and glue...that in itself is another blog post all together!