Monday, December 20, 2010

Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest and 365 Days of Blessings, Day 204

Merry Christmas, and Blessings to All!

Our Advent Wreath



Our First Nativity Set, Circa 2000



Ginger Snap Cookies


Our Favorite Recipe for Ginger Snap Cookies:
Ingredients:
Dry:
2 Cups GF flour
2 Teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 and ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
Wet:
¾ cup canola oil
¼ cup molasses
1 tablespoon water
For rolling purposes:
½ cup white sugar

Instructions:
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F
Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Mix all wet ingredients separately.
Then mix them all together, but do not over mix. The resulting mixture will have an unusual texture because of the oil and molasses . . . don’t worry.
Form the cookie dough into balls and roll them in the ½ cup of white sugar in a bowl. They will be very sticky.
Place each ball on an ungreased cookie sheet, and put the cookie ball/globs far apart because they will spread out during baking.
Cook for 10-14 minutes depending on size, and desired crispness.
Enjoy!!!

Favorite Drink: (oops no picture) Mint Tea, or Chocolate Mint Tea with Honey and Goat Milk - in my favorite Eeyore Mug.

Tree with Lights

Merry Christmas, and Blessings to All!


Christmas Tree in the light

And Playing these Christmas Favorites: (Sorry I've had the kind of day that I can't load all these up for everyone to enjoy)
Jingle Bells, Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, We Three Kings, Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Carol of the Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, Deck the Halls, Hallelujah Chorus, Here is Christmas, Sleigh Ride (Orchestral), Skaters Waltz, Nutcracker Suite, O Holy Night, Winter Wonderland, All I Want for Christmas Is You, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Silver Bells, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Christmas Cookies, and Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses

All these amazing bits of Christmas are huge blessings in my life today, and I'm looking forward to seeing all the pictures that you have to share too.

13 comments:

Tyrean Martinson said...

Oh, and I'm thankful for UrgentCare centers today - where you can find treatment for a child's second degree burned fingers quickly.

Carol Riggs said...

Hey, there you are! (your blogfest post) Nice, I like the white angel for your tree topper. Lovely tree! and whoa--is that a Veggie Tales nativity set? That's great! The cookies sound yummy; I used to like to cook with molasses, back when my daughters were young and I baked more. LOL
Merry Christmas to ya!

RaShelle said...

Hi - Love mint tea, too. Also, your Nativity set is beautiful. =D

Michelle Merrill said...

Love the Veggietales Nativity! Looks like you know how to celebrate Christmas. I hope you have a great week and a Merry Christmas.

Susanne Drazic said...

I didn't know Veggie Tales had a nativity scene. How cool! Merry Christmas!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Veggie Tales! How awesome. Merry Christmas!

Jennie Bailey said...

GREAT angel! I love that Advent wreath as well. Have a Merry Christmas!

The Golden Eagle said...

I love your decorations! Your tree looks wonderful. :)

gideon 86 said...

Nice to see an advent wreath, I haven't seen one in years. Your tree and decorations are wonderful.

Have a wonderful Christmas season.


Michael

Renae said...

Love your decorations and those Ginger Snaps look amazing!

Merry Christmas!

Jill Kemerer said...

Veggie Tales! Love the nativity!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

Love the veggie tales nativity set. That's awesome!! And your tree and I love ginger snap cookies.

Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

Merry Christmas!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Carol - yes, the Veggie Tales Nativity Set is fun, and it was a great first nativity when my girls were small enough to want to rearrange the figures every day with tiny fingers. Thanks! Merry Christmas to you too!

Rashelle - Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Michelle - Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!

Susanne - Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Nicole- Thank you, and Merry Christmas!

Jennie - Thank you! Advent Wreaths help me warm up to Christmas over time, and they stretch out the season for me too. Merry Christmas!

Golden Eagle - Thanks! Our tree is just fun to put up together. Merry Christmas!

Gideon - Thanks! Advent Wreaths are just a wonderful way to anticipate Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Renae - Thanks! The Ginger Snaps are easy, and the recipe we're using now was tested out by my 11 year old first. Merry Christmas!

Jill - Thanks. Veggie Tales fun is always good for Christmas!

Melissa - Thank you! We love our veggie tales nativity too. Hope you get plenty of ginger snaps for Christmas! And Thank You for hosting this awesome blogfest!!! Merry Christmas!