Just what I needed is a bit more snow. We drove to Colorado Springs on Christmas Day to visit J's parents. It was snowing on our way home. It looks like we won't be going out today.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
White Chocolate Biscotti
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Amaretto
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raw whole almonds
1/2 package white chocolate chips
white chocolate for decorating cookies if desired
(I used a white chocolate dipping bar from the store for dipping strawberries)
Mix ingredients in mixer as you would any cookie dough. Creaming butter and sugar then adding eggs and other ingredients.
On a parchment lined baking sheet make a log and flatten it out bake it at 325 until golden brown around edges and firm to touch
25 minutes or longer if needed. Take out and cool briefly. Place on cutting board an use a bread knife to cut cookie slices out of loaf. Bake slices of cookies 10 minutes on each side until golden brown and a little bit dried out. Melt white chocolate and drizzle on cookies and sprinkle with colored sugar balls if desired.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
This marks the beginning of the journey back to Denver, CO.
As I shoved the used boxes in my bug last night. I began to feel tired just thinking about the whole thing.
On my lunch hour, I went to a local newspaper company in search of end rolls to use for packing. Hopefully I picked out enough and don't have to make the trek to Xenia to get more.
Since J has to work on Thanksgiving I thought I might as well get started on this huge task.
I hope you stay tuned for our journey back to Colorado. It should be interesting.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I had more yarn left over from a pair of slippers I made for Cindy at work. I had so much I was able to make a matching scarf and fingerless mitt set. The colors remind me of hot chocolate.
I finished this scarf last night. I have been working on a few gifts.
This one turned out looking like the ocean. Or at least how I recall it looking. It has been sometime since I have been home to view it.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
In Ravelry, last year the Noro Traveling Scarf Group started up. My scarf just arrived home yesterday. I thought you would like to see a photo of it. Noro yarns are from Japan.
Two more birthday cards arrived. One from Aunt Kathy and Uncle John in California. Thank you so much for thinking of me.
The other one from J's Grandfather in Oklahoma. I hope one day to be able to come out for a visit. Thanks for being so generous!
Here is the box from my Sister and Kris. I love all of the baking products. I was looking thru the cookie book at snickerdoodles. (J's favorite) Thanks so much for the wonderful basket of goodies. I love everything!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today, the girls in my office all went to Young's Dairy for lunch and a romp thru the corn maze. It was a bit muddy and cold on the trek. I think we all ended up having fun. We had some ice cream and fed the goats afterwards. It was a good afternoon.
I got home to find a Package on the front porch. I will have to open it up when I return home from spinning class tonight. I believe the package is from my Sister and her Hubby.
The card is from my Aunt an Uncle in California. Thanks, so much for thinking of me. I love you and miss you both.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I just awoke from a long birthday nap. I must admit I needed that.
I thought I would take pictures of my birthday gifts that came in the mail. My Mother sent me quite a few shirts and a hoodie jacket along with a beautiful purse. She also sent a little hand crocheted bag that is very sweet. My friend Cindy, from work gave me a Debbie Bliss Knitting magazine with a yarn cutter and tape measure. I have been eyeballing the yarn cutter in a knitting catalog that I have. I am so happy she picked that out. You know you can't always carry sissors around.
My Aunt from Napa sent a thoughtful card with a gift card from Trader Joes.
Last, but not least Christine and Ralph sent Yankee Candles. Yummy! A pumpkin cake and Almond Cookie one. They smell delicious. Two of my favorite scents.
Thanks for all of my birthday gifts, it is so thoughtful of everyone to go to the trouble to pick out and mail things to me.
I love everything.
Friday, October 9, 2009
I have been stalking http://yarnmiracle.com/ to see what place we finally came in at. I see today she posted that the box I sent arrived. It's official we came in 8th place if you were wondering at all about it.
I think that is pretty good out of 20 teams. It is better than the team I was on last year. I believe we came in close to last place.
I look forward to next year.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here is the box I sent out with the finished dish rag I made in it.
I sent this box out today on my lunch break. I know our team did not win, because there are other teams that have already finished. I will let you know what place we come in.
There are 20 teams racing to get the dishcloths done and back to the finish line. My team is team # 18 (the team with no name). I know it's really creative for a bunch of crafters....
I want you to know I offered up two names when they were deciding on what to call us. Somehow the team with no name won out. If you want to check out the site where all the entries are going to its here.
I have been awaiting the arrival of the Son Of Dish Rag Tag box. It finally arrived last night. Here is what was in it.
A pretty checkboard dish rag made by the girl ahead of me in the race. She sent me a knitting project bag. I love it! She also sent lots of treats. The new skien of yarn was to knit the next dish rag with. Along, with all the gifts were a pattern for the dishcloth. I was to make the dish rag as soon as possible and send it out. I made most of it last night and finished it up in the morning.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
4 beaten eggs
2 cups fat free milk
1/3 cup splenda brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 can of canned pumpkin
3 TBL sugar free maple syrup
3 to 4 cups bread (I used whole wheat WW bread)
1/3 cup of crasins
In a mixing bowl beat all wet ingredients and add crasins. Cut bread in cubes and put in baking dish. I used a round deep baking dish. Spray baking dish with baking spray and add bread.
Pour wet ingredients over bread. Bake at 325 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Cool slightly and serve. I served with a spoonful of fat free carmel dipping sauce ready made for dipping apples in. A cheater way to have a carmel sauce topping.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This gift arrived in the mail the other day. J got it for my birthday. He gave it to me early. No more getting lost in these strange places. I did get lost on the way to Waynesville last weekend.
I went to a wedding at the Dayton Art Institute awhile back and I was so lost a homeless man had to help me find my way.
There were so many road closures my googled instructions were no longer good. I did however, make it in time to sit in the back row with all the other late individuals.