Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Really wish it would snow--- I don't much care for the cold without snow.
Had the husbands work Christmas party over the weekend and it was fun-- mellow and surprisingly no one took pictures.  Crazy!

Sunday was nice as we just relaxed and took it easy.  Watched the new Robocop.  Already enjoying not working weekends!

Monday the man went to the movies for the LOTR/Hobbit all day marathon.  I believe I have finished Christmas shopping for the year!!!!!
Wishing  I had a fireplace to sit in front of right about now!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday baking


Christmas cards done and going out in the mail today!  Yeah!

Christmas baking started!
In a saucepan: ¾ cup light molasses, ½ cup butter. Cool to room temp, stir in 2 eggs.
Sift: 4 ¼ cups flour, ½ cup sugar, 1 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1 1/4tsp soda, ½ tsp cloves, ½ tsp nutmeg, dash of pepper. Mix with molassess mix. Mix well, chill for several hours, shape in 1 inch balls, bake on greased cookie sheet 375 degree for 12 min. Cool and roll in powdered sugar.

 Love the smell of the spices

Hard Rock Candy
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lite corn syrup and water (each)
Combine in saucepan with a dash of salt and bring to a boil.  Cook to a soft crackle about 290 degrees.  Remove from heat and add color and flavor.  Swirl gently to blend.  Pour into a 8x8x2 metal pan.  Let stand until firm and cut into little puffs or let harden and drop to shatter and roll in powder sugar

Flavors and colors-- just missing cinnamon

Anise for Dad

Wintergreen for the boy.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014

Trying to get back in to the swing of normal life as working a strange holiday schedule really messes with my sleep.  So trying to stay awake today. 
I did in my insomnia watch "Winter's Tale".  Excellent movie if I do say so myself.  I sobbed all night.  I am not really a Colin Farrell fan but he did an excellent job.

Ok, and because I died and Beverly died in the movie and maybe I am a little moody.  But I still loved it.

So Turkey noodle soup day and bought ingredients for Christmas cakes.  Will try and post recipes if not here or on the recipe page.

Just have to finish decorating so I can enjoy the quiet of the lights.