Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

Syd in some of our New Year Tree decorations. This year I decided to decorate the tree for New Years. Got the idea from my dear friend Melonie. I would link her name to her blog but I have no idea how to do that.

Some yummy snacks fro the celebration. A few weeks ago our store had 24 packs of soda buy 2 get 3 free. When I came home yesterday with more soda my husband said I had lost my mind. I have some fond memories of drinking soda from glass bottles when I was little.
Happy New Year!!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

You make a lot of lemonade, lemon bars, lemon cake, bar-b-q sauce, and lemon ice cubes.

A week before Christmas a friend on facebook posted she had 200 lemons and needed to sell some. I bought 40 and was wondering what I was going to do with them. I used them up fast and wished I had some more. She posted again saing she still had lemons and I bought 30 more.
I have been making the Paul Deen lemonade recipe and it is so good. If you have a great lemon recipe please share.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Cake In A Cup!

Today we decided to try this recipe we found. It isn't great and yet it isn't awful. It was fun and will be a do again. I think next time we will have a few more yummies to add to it.

Cake and egg nog....what could be better?

I had some larger mugs that the girls used to make their cake in. My mug is just your regular coffee size mug. It also worked great.

1 coffee mug
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
(mix dry ingredients well)
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
You can mix in a few chocolate chips or anything you think of.
Mix everything in the mug and then place in the microwave for 3 min. Top with whatever you think would be yummy. Enjoy! Warning the mug is very hot.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

An 18th Century Christmas

Today the girls took some classes at the Museum of History. The class Sydney and I took was on 18th Century Christmas. It was really good. Syd made the swag in the above picture. They gave us a card with the legend for each one. I thought I would share that with you today.
Merry Christmas!!!

Holly: Whoever first brings holly into the house at Christmas rules for the year! (I've already told Syd that won't happen here.)

Ivy: Wearing an ivy leaf in the hair or hat was thought to prevent intoxication. Placing an ivy under the pillow may make one dream of true love.

Cedar: Small leafed evergreens at doorways and windows were thought to discourage witches, for it was said that a witch must stop and count each leaf before entering.

Rosemary: A popular Christmas green. It symbolizes remembrance, love, and loyalty.

Mistletoe: Each berry of the mistletoe is supposed to hold good luck for one kiss.