Thursday, November 27, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Making paper turkeys for Thanksgiving, today. You will get two birds from each sheet of paper. I used a light card paper. Fold a paper into halves, and then halves again. Forgot to mention sliding the wings down over the body. That will keep it all together without using any glue.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

DH made some gingerbread men for the meals-on-wheels folks. He used this recipe. It has very mild spices, and is very soft - good for old folks with bad teeth.
Soft Gingerbread HUBBY LIKES AND WORKS ON HIS DIET - mild spices - excellent!
1 (3.5 ounce) package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch pudding mix, butter, and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; stir into the pudding mixture. Cover, and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness, and cut into man shapes using a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I just realized I haven't posted yet this month. All of the Halloween decorations finally went out to the garage. It takes a month and a half to create them, and about 2 weeks to dismantle them every year. Now I will have to vacuum the floors now that I can see them! LOL

We've been putting all the bookshelves back into the house, and you know how hard it is for voracious readers to put the books on the shelf without reading them... I did bring in my craft magazines and sort through them.

What craft next? Christmas ornaments and gingerbread houses, of course!