Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Spirit on a Rainy Day

It's a rainy, cold, blustery day here where I live.
Doesn't exactly make you want to go out Christmas shopping or visiting with friends.
Just because you don't feel like going anywhere doesn't mean that you can't be productive
and be in the Christmas spirit.
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How about making some pillow covers out of those old ugly sweaters you don't like anymore.
(or ever did)
It looks way cuter on the pillow I'm sure, and you can totally give them away as gifts!

Ha, so I have always wanted to know how to make these!

I knew they couldn't be that hard! Now you can make bows out of any paper you want!

How about working on fun calligraphy for addressing all those Christmas cards that you still

haven't sent out yet.

(i'm totally in that boat...)

Make it snow in your room!
Or surprise your sibling or parents one day with a winter wonderland in their room!
Try different recipes and create little goodybags to hand out to all your neighbors or close friends. ***************** Firecrackers:. A box of saltines, 1 1/2 C. of oil, ranch dressing packet, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 tsp. crushed red pepper. Mix, pour over saltines in container, Serve after 24 hrs of coating! Candy Cane Blossoms recipe from Hershey's 1 bag Hershey;s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 egg 2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons milk Red and Green colored sugar
******************8 Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35) Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
****************** Bake 8 - 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies.
Well, watcha waiting for? Go get in the Christmas spirit!

2 comments:

Beth Ann said...

I love all these ideas! <3 We are so bad about getting our Christmas cards out in time though..*guilty face*. The recipe for those crackers looks fantastic!

Beth Ann said...

Ooh..you should share your pretzel recipe! Yum! lol I want to make it sometime..