All around the house....We've been busy this weekend putting up our Christmas decorations.
This is our tree. Our old tree was destroyed by the hurricane, so I went out and got a prelit tree. It is smaller than our old tree, but just as pretty.
This is the oldest nativity I have. I bought it in Italy the year Cody was born. At the time, I thought is was so ugly, but since then it has become my favorite. Oh, I got the stable last year at Wal-mart. The people didn't have a stable with them, so they stood out in the open for 12 Christmases.
Finally, here are a couple of candle arrangements I made. I was rather proud of these since I'm not usually very good at this sort of thing.
Cody is upset because he has to go back to school tomorrow. I have vacation all next week, so I'll be off. MMMM, I'm in the mood to bake something. But if I bake it, I'll just eat it, so I think I'll post one of my favorite recipes instead.
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400. Cream butter, sugar,eggs and vanilla together until well blended. Add other ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping often until well mixed (2-4 minutes). In a small bowl, sift together sugar and cinnamon. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch *** and roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake until edges are lightly browned (8-10 minutes).