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Long Time Passing

A while since I've posted, been busy and then tired...busy again and even more tired.
Tree and decorations up>

Gifts ready to mail>
Much candy making and baking.>

Last night Anah and J made gingerbread. Craziness abounded. I accidentally turned on the mixer and it jumped out of the bowl. I guess my expression was a sight to behold, but thank goodness no evidence remains. Two icing bags had holes, in all my many years of decorating never had that happen, so cookies are not elaborate. A blessing I suppose because sugar is really rather evil.

1 dozen plus dishcloths>

Presents wrapped ( thank you Erin)>

Watched a good number of Christmas flicks>

Eye doctor appointment tomorrow so resting up for that.

Just finished "The Witch Elm" which dragged on and on. Rather a disappointment as I usually really enjoy Ms. French's writing. Looking around for what to read next.

Cards not done, but I dont send many and if they are late doesn't matter.

Weather quite warm, but lots of mud now. Jacked my back up washing the dog last week. She was chasing a rabbit and came to the door with mud crusted feet and belly. She does smell good now though.


Dec. 17th, 2018 10:10 pm (UTC)
Hang in there!
Another week and then it'll be done for another year.
You know, that's one of the few things I never got to do back when I was a kid was make gingerbread men or a gingerbread house.
Dec. 17th, 2018 10:37 pm (UTC)
Me neither. We really didn't do much for the holidays. Thinking next year we may do houses. It is a lot easier now that the kids can do most of the work. J had never decorated cookies before, he was fun to watch.
Dec. 18th, 2018 12:22 am (UTC)
I bet they had a blast--decorating cookies is lots of fun!
Have you ever heard of paintbox cookies?
I was allowed to make them once or twice when I was a preteen. They're fun too.
Dec. 18th, 2018 12:36 am (UTC)
Never heard of paintbox cookies? Tell me more pls.
Dec. 18th, 2018 05:42 am (UTC)
Here's the websites for the recipes:

Paintbrush Cookies

Here's a second recipe for the cookie paint:

If you're feeling really creative, you can do a search for shapes and then cut out cookies using the cut-out shapes as templates.

I suggest that you roll the cookie dough out on parchment paper, remove the excess dough from around the cookies, and then bake the cookies directly on top of the parchment paper.

I generally have my pick of cookie cutters at the Goodwill store come January.
I've never understood why most people stop baking cookies with their kids once Xmas is over.
Baking cookies is a good winter-time activity for kids of all ages.

Dec. 18th, 2018 12:52 pm (UTC)

Thanks a bunch. We will give this a try. Looks like fun to me.



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