Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

School is done for the semester!!! Wahooo Whooo!!!

Here was our turkey for Thanksgiving, we have a tradition in my family that was name the turkey every year. Paul named this guy Sir Arthur Gobblesworth III. It's the third because I stocked up on turkeys during the sales and there are two other turkeys in the freezer.

Thumbs up on a good meal from my brother.

We were slow in getting the tree up, but we did finally put it up. The tree skirt has become the popular hangout for the cats.
We tried to get Max into the holiday spirit but he wasn't too thrilled.

This weekend I have been baking up a storm. So far I've made two batches of fudge, two loafs of zucchini bread and 20 dozen cookies.
These are Mexican Wedding Cookies
Peppermint Snowballs - these were really tasty but the recipe didn't make much and they were a pain to make.
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies - These were Paul's favorite of the whole bunch. The recipe made about 7 dozen.
Ricotta Cheese Cookies with sprinkles - this made a very soft sticky dough. The cookies are good.
Next on the list to do is gingerbread men, more zucchini bread, and chocolate covered pretzels.