Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Michaels.com. These super cute Santa cupcakes are designed by Wilton.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The girls had so many fun colors, and original patterns, I told them I would share their work so everyone can see them.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I am not sure what they were doing, but it looks like they were dancing.. LOL!
I was hoping to get my kids Christmas card picture taken today. Let's just say that didnt happen. Only two of the three kids were even willing to participate. Then we found out that the lighting was all wrong once I took a couple of shots. I had hoped to take the pictures during the day, but that did not end up happening either. It was too dark in our family room, so I had to use a flash. My son started wearing glasses a year ago, and did not want to take them off for the picture. His glassese pretty much caused a glare in every picture. After a few test shots, I just took some of the kids goofing off, knowing I will have to try again another day.. Maybe then my oldest child will actually be in the picture.
Maybe my new camera will arrive quickly, so I can try to use it next time. I will post the photo when we actually get a keeper.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I also had a stryofoam cone in my stash. It was the perfect size to make a peppermint tree. I started gluing on the peppermints on row at a time with my glue gun. It went quickly, but I had to stop every so often and open more peppermints.
I glued on 4 red ribbons and tied them together on top in a loose bow. I am still not 100% sure I am going to keep it this way, but I do like the look. The peppermint tree with also need to be sealed with varnish to use again year after year.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Last night we took it out of the box. It was a bit thinner than our last tree, but so much easier to put together. Our old tree had separate branches, that had to be put in individually. Each branch had to be sorted, fluffed, and then put in the slots. This tree I put together in a matter of a couple of minutes, because it came in only three pieces. It is also a prelight, which our old tree is not. The only thing that I wish I could change is that it is a white light tree, and I am a colored light girl. I have a great tip that I am going to share in a future post on how I can have my colored lights.
I am enjoying leftover turkey pizza, as I write this post.. Yum! It was worth the anticipation. I am so glad that I found this recipe last year, and I am sure it will become a yearly tradtion. I wanted to share another recipe I came across this year, that I am sure we will also want to eat year after year.
On Wednesday, I bought a tub of Alouette spinach and artichoke cheese dip on sale at Meijer. I had intitially intended to serve the cheese with crackers, and make a stuffed mushroom recipe that uses stuffing. When I opened the package, I saw there was a cheesy stuffed recipe on the inside of the label. It called for only 3 ingredients.
Alouette spinach and artichoke cheese
I filled each mushroom cap with a spoonful of the dip. Once they were all filled I sprinkled the breadcrumbs on top of each one. I used some Panko breadcrumbs that were white, so they are hard to see in the picture. I believe almost any kind of breadcrumbs will work for this recipe. Bake the mushrooms in a 375 degree over for 12-15 minutes. The combination of the mushrooms and spinach artichoke flavors was really good together. It was easy to eat several at a time, so you will want to make plenty if you are serving a crowd. I already have requests to make these again, and since they are so quick and simple, I definitely will.