A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
READING: Bits and pieces of things around here that I have set aside so that I can get all caught up for the new year and start fresh.
LISTENING TO: Christmas music, of course!
COOKING BYTES: This month the Secret Baker group decided to bake cookies for the exchange. Margot got my name, saying she was happy to have gotten it as she knew my guys liked cookies and would eat a lot of them. She sent wonderful melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, spicy and delicious ginger cookies, and some toffee that Matt and Mark declared the best they have ever eaten. Armed with Margot's recipe, I shall endeavor to learn how to make it after the new year: they are insisting.
FAV NEW FIND: In the baking aisle at the market, just in time for Christmas baking, bags of crushed peppermint pieces for decorating and using in recipes...yahoo, I no longer need to smack peppermints with a mallet to break them up, only to have them fly every which direction in the process. (See photo below of them on the top of some chocolate covered chocolate-center bonbons.)
FAV THING THIS WEEK: Has to be the IYC/ICC Angels Sing Christmas concert...so wonderful to go and hear the choirs with the songs they have chosen to sing for us. So fun to watch our son in a tuxedo singing his parts and enjoying it all so much.
GOING TO: Attempt some work getting everything ready for Christmas and some fun getting to go out for festivities and parties...my kind of weekend! Will I get the shopping finished before weekend's final call, hard to say at this point, but have a very good start at it all.
PRAYING FOR: Struggling teens who are trying to find their way, please join me.