Sunday, December 12, 2010

Candlelight and Banana's

I have been lighting the candles that I have around the living room at night. Or I should say mid afternoon.... LOL! It really helps to get into the holiday spirit. It doesn't hurt that I have the radio on the Christmas music channel. The tree is lit up and very festive. As I sit here typing I have the last of the Christmas bread in the oven. This year I went with Banana nut bread, last year was zucchini. I was able to use up all the frozen banana's that I had salvage this year. The other night I made a double batch of Toll House. Those are already in the freezer. Once the bread comes out of the oven I will get started on the peanut butter cookies. I might even make ice box cookies, too. All I would have to do is make the dough and put in the fridge till tomorrow. Since I need to be in the kitchen canning up the beef stock I made. Oh, that really smelled yummy!

*New day.... I got sidetracked last night.......

The peanut butter cookies are done, I made a new recipe I call sparkly balls of christmas..... I will share the recipe in another post. The ice box cookies are in the fridge waiting for me to cut them and get them into the oven. In the process of baking and relaxing in the candle light of the living room I decided that I wanted to partake in some holiday spirits...... I made this recipe with the help of the Franglico site..... It is equal parts of Franglico and Butterscoth schnapps...... It tasted like carmel corn.....It could be sipped or done as a shot! Yummm! As you can see now how I got sidetracked.... LOL!

Our local butcher was having there yearly sale today. I got 10 pounds of burger for $2.59 a pound and 10 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $2.19 a pound. There was a limit so that is why I didn't get more. I'm going to be canning it up, as all my canned meat has been eaten. I'm hoping that Grim can go hunting next year. Oh, I have a question for anyone who might know. Have you ever made deer broth? What does it taste like? I need to get off my butt and get that beef broth in the canner... Be right back! Ok, the stock is in the pressure canner. I'm going to get the ice box cookies now and then I have to get ready to go to the zoo. They do this huge lighting exhibit through out the entire zoo. And today is going to be wonderful. We already have 3 inches of snow on the ground and it is still falling.... Woo Hoo! Hot Chocolate!

Have a great holiday day.... Remember take a few minutes for yourself.... if your stressed then your family feels it and the holidays become a chore instead of blessing of family time!

Gotta Run,


Faerie Sage said...

Did you say hot chocolate?
What a good idea, hum I wonder where you could get recipes... or just look up my blog and find some there!
Love that you can get sidetracked and still finish a post!