MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF MY WONDERFUL FOLLOWERS! I wish you Christmas blessings and joy.. and time spent with the ones you love.
Sleep well tonight and dream of the baby Jesus.
|Your dough should be soft and a little bit sticky, but not too much.|
|Smash them down with a wet fork as they don't spread much.|
|Make your glaze.|
|The glaze should be runny (and oh so yummy!)|
|Fresh out of the oven... you can sneak a few without the glaze - just to sample them!|
|And voila! with glaze and nuts sprinkled on top. I used walnuts but pecans would also be delicious.|
|I wish I had about TWO more of theses.|
|My husband, kitten Maddie and my sweet son.|
|My son did alot of shovelling and sprinkling of "ice melt" on our steep driveway and stairs.|
Living room of our new place.... another pile of "stuff"! (since this picture I've gotten things more in order).
Below are two photos of our living room now - much better!
My china hutch is filled to the brim - I've been able to unpack TWO big tubs of china and glassware that I've had stored for the last 20 years! I need to rearrange and get more shelving up, but for now, at least it's all IN the house.
|More "stuff" to unpack. There's that pretty green wall in the kitchen. I'm already sick of cardboard boxes! (since this photo was taken, I've been able to unpack all of those boxes!) phew.....|
|First thing we did after we moved here, was explore our neighborhood. Up the hill from our house, about 1/2 mile, is this wonderful view of the Cascade Mountain Range which is to the west of Madras.|
|View of Mt. Jefferson from that same spot.. we can walk here from our house! (or ride bikes? maybe.. if I had one).|
|The street dead ends here, and this is the Willow Creek Walking Trail that goes all around Madras. It's about 10 miles of paved and gravel trail, for biking and walking.... and lots of gorgeous views I'm told. I have to explore it.|
|The walkway has some pretty changing colors and little wood bridges. I'm estatic with all of the colors here! Around La Pine and Sunriver, there really isn't much color in the Fall. (NOTE: this photo was taken probably 3 weeks ago and now there are no more leaves.. they are all on the ground).|
|I went outside... had never met the neighbor.... but we were both concerned as that meow was pretty desperate! I stuck my head through a loose board in our fence and called and called, and finally out of the junk pile came this tiny little calico kitten, not more then 5 weeks old. Poor little thing. She jumped right into my arms, purring right away, and she's been ours ever since.|
|My sister named her "Maddie".... for "Mad-ras"..... (Note: since this photo, she has grown over double in size!).|
|On our "to do" list is to paint the brick a lighter color.|