I was so happy to get a bunch of Christmas cards this week, thank you all so much. My card ribbons are getting filled up I may need to put up another one. I love getting Christmas cards in the mail.
I'm sad my class was cancelled since there was no snow in the morning, but I had a great day. It was cookie baking central in my apartment. Starting with my family recipe of Butter Cookies. I tried out my cookie press and it worked really well for me. I think they turned out really nice.
Gingerbread was next, I cut out all of the house shapes first and then cut them into the gingerbread using my pastry cutter. I'm not convinced the butter-cream I had leftover will hold up the house enough, but I guess we will see...
|Gingerbread house pieces|
|Gingerbread house (before it fell apart)|
After the baking frenzy, I started getting ready to drive to my Mom's house for dinner, at that point the snow wasn't coming down that hard yet, just a light dusting. Luckily, my Mom convinced me to pack a bag and come over asap. Thank goodness I did, even leaving then the drive was treacherous, halfway there I wanted to turn around the roads and weather conditions were so bad. Visibility was bad and I had to go 20 miles an hour the entire way. It was pretty scary. But, I kept my head, stuck to major roads, and made it to my Mom's safety. Someone was looking out for me, I have never been so happy to arrive at a destination.
I ended up staying the night which was fun, we had pot roast, tree decorating, and a Christmas movie. Nice and snugly while it was cold and wintry outside.