Yesterday I promised Kerri we would make MORE cookies -
she LOVES to mix and bake!
So we started off with the Clementine recipe from the
December Ladies Home Journal issue.
We had never tried these before, but they sounded "refreshing"
so Kerri and I made the attempt.
Here you can see she is piping the merangue mix - which then had to sit
at room temp for an hour before going into the oven.
and the final result, Clementines! T
hey are sandwiched with the buttered/sugar cream center.
Fortunately the kids' god-father had stopped by so he was
the official guinew-pig, um..."taster" ha, ha.
So much in fact he asked that I make a big batch for him to take
to the RCIA class he teaches on Tuesday for their Christmas party!
That batch wasn't enough for Kerri, while she enjoyed piping she wanted to "cut out" cookies and decorate. So it was onto the sugar cookie recipe AGAIN - remember last weekend's post?
This time I have her decorated creations to share!
favorite Christmas movies: Christmas Vacation.
As always, it was a fun and enjoyable movie to watch!
came across this layout from last year.
This is something Kerri and I did last year at this time and it
was the last time we would do it as well.
Her grandma saw the ad for an American Girl Mystery Train Ride on
the historic Loveland Railroad. Tickets were $40.00 a piece.
DH thought it was a fun idea and signed Kerri and me up for it! His mom and
him were going to take us up there but during our 2 hour "adventure"
they were going to go antiquing!It was about 20 degrees that day and while we dressed
warmly for the OLD, NO HEAT train-ride, we didn't even thing to bring a blanket!!
While it was fun to be with my little girl and her favorite doll - Nikki - and see the other little girls with their dolls the train ride was LESS than enjoyable with no decent scenery!
After the ride American Girl Kit Kittridge was raffled off to ONE lucky girl - a grandma won her with 2 grand-daughters. You should have seen the faces on the rest of the girls who did not win!
That was far worse than us freezing on the train ride!
We then had a teaparty at the historical post office -
you can see the glass and gold cover boxes behind Kerri in one of the pics.
Afterwards we did a little antiquing and then headed home.
On the way, Kerri said it was something different to do and she was glad we did but she didn't think she'd want to do it again. Perhaps if it was warmer...
Today its about 36 degrees and raining - the kind of day to stay indoors and watch a movie or play on the computer and blog or work on crafts. I plan to do all the above before I have to do some cleaning for thursday and our Thanksgiving feast.
Have a great week!