Thursday, December 8, 2016

something to make



Decadent Hot Chocolate Mix from Smitten Kitchen


and if you are really ambitious, you can make homemade marshmellows. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

checking off the leftovers TO DO list



Sweet potato Muffins in the oven and I adapted the recipe like the first link 
and put coconut sugar on top. I will put most of the muffins in the freezer.
My sister always has muffins for guests. Morning guests or for tea in her freezer. 

I used cashew meal flour instead of the whole wheat with bleached flour. 


recipe here

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen -- a favorite cooking site who adapted the recipe from Gourmet magazine


crimped-up

Monday, December 5, 2016

is your to-do list getting checked off



I have started to say this is the month of writing: Christmas Cards. 
I also try to plan sending them when I think they will arrive.
College students now. 
Overseas now.
Far away in the states : soon.
In town : next week


Gifts: love having the doorbell ring when they arrive ( getting deals online)

Wrapping: to be done and soon so I remember who gets what and to lighten the TO DO 
list

What else? 
I baked brownies today to bring with pizza and a salad to a former student's family. The mom was in the hospital and out now. Comfort food. This made me think of Christmas cookies 
which I haven't made in years because daughter did. She might when she gets home. 




Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Battle for Christmas





Song from GOLDEN HOURS : a blog by Lanier Ivester and her friend  on Christmas
where the title comes from: 

I did get a little overwhelmed Monday night—can’t even remember why now. But it was a very near Christmas-spirit-fail and took a great long talk with Philip, including a bunch of strategizing for the following day, in what he’s now calling The Battle for Christmas. 

PLUS there is a GIVEAWAY by Weds: here

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Advent I



My book stack for this week of Advent:

                        Reading  with my students reading the author who was a pop star in his                                                  time... I call this A.C.C. by C.D. AND we will act out some scenes. 



               There is a chapter on Christmas in this book. I will reread some of Miss Read's                                                                            Christmas stories too. 



                Hope to get to this book soon.....mine has a Christmas tree as the book cover

                                        





Saturday, November 26, 2016

christmas is coming



It will get here fast!