Sunday, December 20, 2009
Peppermint Stick Houses
Things are pretty busy around here right now... company from out of state, Christmas right around the corner, a new grandbaby soon to make his appearance, and then there is the big cat still lurking in the area. All these things are keeping any dust from settling on me !
Today, Melanie, my friend Debbie and I made peppermint stick houses. I thought, why not make little Christmas "log" homes out of peppermint sticks, so I whipped up a batch of Royal icing to use as "glue" and we set to work creating our little homes made of peppermint sweetness. We seemed to enjoy sneaking a piece of candy here and there too. Mei-Ling sat in her high chair and watched us and of course, she had a mint or two also.
Its been chilly in the mornings here in Texas, which made for good bread baking weather. I enjoy having the bread bowl full of dough, rising on the warm brick hearth and then having the oven give the kitchen that little extra bit of heat.
I filled the crock pot with veggies and some stew meat so we could all enjoy a big steaming bowl of beef stew together in the evening. How I love the winter, and all the fun of the holidays.
Now to sit for a bit in the quiet of the day and get some knitting done before that wee grandson of ours makes his appearance.
Soft music, the gentle kind of music that makes you feel content with life... the view from the window as I sit and spin at the wheel makes ...