I thought you would never arrive Mr. Christmas. I decorated my tree thinking you would show up. That didn't work so I decorated outside. I still didn't see you. I attempted to wrap some presents the other night. Still you were a no show. Oh THANK YOU Christmas mood for finally showing up at my house!! Even if you did start nudging me out of the bed at 5:30am this morning. Did you forget it's a Saturday?? Now after we finish our wonderful "Christmastime" coffee from Starbucks we will be on our way. I know you want to get crackin!!
I did make chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, no bakes, and a batch of peppermint bark Thursday night.
The chocolate fudge is oh so good!!! Thanks to this little lady right here who gave me the recipe. Thank you Miss Kerry. This year I have my normal list of things to make for Christmas, fudge, oreo truffles, sugar cookies, refrigerator cookies, m&m cookies, no bakes, potato candy, thin mint cookies, coconut balls, old fashion apple stack cake, red velvet cake just a few of the family favorites. Then I realized I have NONE of my recipes because I lost them all in the flood. Of course DH says, "Baby, you never use a recipe what is the big deal?" He's right, I rarely use a recipe but I do try to write down how I do it. With a Southerner cooking and baking are a little different. There are no real recipes it's a "dash" of this, a "handful" of this, lol. I know, I know.
So I'm winging it by "memory" which has really started to fail me here at the young age of 34.
Did I mention I'm going to try my hand at "Dishpan Cookies"? Yeah, I know, sounds ummmm.......interesting, yes? Well Miss Christy got my curiosity up with this one.
We have had about a total of 8 inches of snow this week. (I will have DH go out and get some pictures today to post) I love the snow. I know some people don't, but who wouldn't love a white Christmas? I can't remember the last time we had a BIG white fluffy Christmas here in Eastern Kentucky. I am looking forward to that. We are suppose to be getting another big hit sometime next week.
Christmas Eve dinner is going to be here at the new house this year. I am pretty excited about that other than I don't want to do the normal turkey and dressing, like we do at Thanksgiving. We usually add a ham but still.
DH is pushing for beef brisket. I am still thinking a nice prime rib. I still have a couple of days.
The only things I know for sure on the menu is, 7 layer salad, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls and all the candies, cookies and desserts listed above.
Ms Fitzgerald is serenading me this morning. "Baby It's Cold Outside". My coffee cup is almost empty. I need to get busy wrapping and baking. What are your plans for Christmas? Any suggestions on Christmas Eve dinner?
Merry Christmas from My house to Yours!!
May God truly Bless You this Season and Always.