Well, I tried the cookies again, since everyone at Pioneer Woman’s site had raved about them, but this time I used butter instead of shortening and they were much better! I guess it was the shortening that none of us liked because this batch turned out great. Also, thanks to V-Dub for recommending the cookbook, “The Stuffed Cougar” to me. My used copy from Amazon got here yesterday and there are TONS of things in there for me to try. On the food tip, I’m gearing up for the big holiday meal and it’s going to be a “Pioneer Woman” Christmas! For appetizers, I’m serving the Olive Cheese Bread, with my twist of pepper jack cheese, and her Chex mix. For dessert, I’m making her peach maple crisp which is out of this world. Check out Shrinking Whimsigal the day after Christmas for an update.
I’ve been down with a cold for a couple of days but before getting sick, the boys and I worked on some salt dough ornaments. It was a lot of fun!
Ryan enjoyed making grass with my garlic press.
Iain was all about the snowflakes.
They came out of the oven a bit browner than I would have liked but that was my fault. My 1978 oven is a little unreliable at times in the temperature department.
For those of you who may be fans of Pioneer Woman, she is going to be featured on CNN Headline News today at 12:30 and 5:30 so check it out if you can.
In case I don’t post again before Christmas there is something I would like to say to all of you. This has been an amazing year. After discovering unschooling, I decided to start this blog as a way to record our activities but it has become much more than that. Little did I know that it would pave the way for so many friendships to develop. I feel like my life has become so much richer through this blog because of the people from all walks of life who visit here. Thanks to everyone for making my blog one of the stops you make while you’re out there traveling the information superhighway. I feel so blessed for having met all of you and look forward to the new year where hopefully, we’ll get to know each other even more! Please have a safe and happy holiday!