Monday, December 20, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

Day 6: Holiday Baking

This is one of my favorite things about the holidays! I always like to make a handful of different things to share with family, friends, and co-workers. I have a few things I like to make every year, but like to try new things from time to time.

This weekend I feel like I spent a great deal of time baking, but didn't do too many different things. I guess a few of the things I chose to make this weekend were a bit more tedious and time consuming.

I made turtles, white almond bark covered pretzels, peanut butter cups, molasses crinkles, and attempted to make my grandma's angel candy. I have never made anything before that has required a candy thermometer, but I am bound and determined to perfect my angel candy making skills. I tried 3 times and the 3rd time was by far the best.

On the down side, I forgot I left one of my burners on my glass stove top on medium heat Saturday afternoon. Thus, I went to brush off some pretzel crumbs and wiped my left hand completely across the burner. It hurt so bad, but it doesn't look as nearly bad as it felt for the past couple of days. Just a handful of small blisters (no pun intended) and a lot of leathery looking skin, that's all. Geepers.

Day 5: snow, Snow, SNOW!

Another winter storm is rolling through. There's just something about having a fresh coat of white snow on the ground to put one in the holiday spirits! I can't imagine celebrating Christmas without snow. However, I can do without the 6-8 inches predicted for this storm. But, I wouldn't mind a late start for school tomorrow. Please don't wish for a cancellation for us, otherwise we will have to make it up!


Unknown said...


i didn't burn myself, but i did make the smoke detector go off while baking today. oops

justme said...

ouch and i too have the baking thing going on...yum

Julie @ HotlegsRunner said...

this post just made my mouth water. yum!

Erika said...

Um... what's your address...I want some of that deliciousness:)

Carly said...

ouch! Hope your hand feels better!
I love holiday baking too. I did mine last night and I'm pretty excited about it. I made chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter cups. :-) Yum!

Marlene said...

Everything sounds delicious!!! The recipients are lucky. :) I think holiday baking is on of the BEST gifts!

Wes said...

White Christmas! Break out the igloo!!!

Holly said...

You're a baking fool! All I can handle are the pretzels with Hershey kisses and M&Ms on them. :) Hope you're hand is feeling better!