Monday, December 28, 2009

Bread dough ornaments and Gingerbread house

Hi everyone, hope your holidays were fabulous and fun! We had fun this year baking lots of cookies, yum! My son and I also made bread dough ornaments and put together a gingerbread house. I think we'll make this a tradition. The bread dough ornament recipe is soooo easy...

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water

You just keep kneading it and adding flour, or water, depending on the consistency, until it feels like bread dough and doesn't stick to your hands. Then you can have all kinds of fun creating! I baked it at 225 degrees for several hours until they were hard. Here are some pics of my ornaments. I'll post my son's special bread dough creation with you as soon as he finishes painting it!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

It's been a few years but we finally got a significant amount of snow! Quite a bit actually....blizzard like conditions. The snow started on Dec 18 and didn't let up until about 8pm the following day. It's soooo pretty and Nick and Scully have enjoyed the heck out of playing in it! I've spent most of my time indoors, warm and cozy. While I love the snow, I don't like the cold, hence my reluctance to hang out in it and shiver my tooshy off. Here's a few pics taken with my cell phone. Not the greatest quality but ya get the main idea.

Christmas is right around the corner...just 3 more days! My shopping is done for the most part and my packages all sent. The house is decorated so the only thing left of course is ..... cookies! I've got all the stuff now I just need a kick in the pants to make them all. I want to make a bunch because some cookies I'll be giving out as gifts. So much to little time. I also have to wrap presents still. Ugggg.