Sunday, November 18

German Glass Glitter Again, and A Recipe for You!

German Glass Glitter Project
Well, I finished my glitter glass ornaments!  I mentioned them in an earlier post, and said I'd post pictures when I was done.  I really love how they turned out.  It's certainly different than regular glitter, but it's also very unique, which makes it stand out.   I made two sets of ornaments that have a little cluster of mini pine cones at the top, and a garland with ten bulbs covered in glitter glass and adorned with artificial pine sprigs and cute little bows.  I really love the way they turned out!  They're all for sale, but I guess that if no one buys them, I can enjoy them.  Here are some pictures:

If you are interested in seeing the listings for these, please visit The Sunflower Tree on Etsy.

Who Loves Cookie Dough?
One of my favorite things to eat is cookie dough.  When I was younger, I ate it, raw eggs and all, and never gave it a second thought.  I never got sick from it, either, but food safety seems to be dicier now than it used to be, with contaminated this and that everywhere you look.  So I've adapted my favorite cookie dough to adjust it for an absence of egg, thus making raw cookie dough safe to eat as a comfort food after a long day.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
2 TBSP butter, warmed in microwave for 15-20 seconds
1 TBSP sugar
3 TBSP brown sugar, lightly packed
3 heaping TBSP peanut butter
Splash of vanilla
1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4-1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Soften the butter in the microwave, but do not melt it.  If you accidentally melt it, allow it to cool  for a while before continuing.  Having the butter too hot will melt your chocolate chips.  I mean, it's okay if you're into that sort of thing.  I won't judge you.  Stir in the sugars, peanut butter, and vanilla, mixing well until smooth.  Add the flour, mix well.  Add the chocolate chips.  Enjoy the deliciousness!

Christmas Decorating...It's Almost Time!
I am just so ready to do my Christmas decorating already this year.  I don't know why I want to rush through the Thanksgiving holiday.  This is truly my favorite time of the year, between fall and the beginning of winter, and I always look forward to the beauty of leaves changing and the first snowfall.  I guess that since both of those things have happened, I'm ready to start Christmas!  I've even been listening to Christmas music.  One thing that will be different this year is that we plan to decorate our shrubs out in front of our house.  With the exception of last year, I have wrapped our two porch columns in real fir garland and topped with a bright red bow, which always looks nice, but this year I persuaded my hubby to agree to outdoor lighting, and I'm just too excited.  I'll be sure to post pictures, so that you can experience the awesomeness, too!  Happy decorating!

I doubt I'll be posting again before Thanksgiving, so here's a picture of a butter turkey, and my wishes for you to have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  
"Gobble gobble gooooobbbbblle!" Translation--have a great Thanksgiving!  Eat beef, not turkey!

1 comment:

  1. Cookie dough is the GREATEST!! We would buy the choc. chip cookie dough in the roll and leave it in the refrigerator. We'd slice off a piece from the refrigerator just like going to the cookie jar to get a cookie! Yumm!! Will have to try this! Thanks!
    PS-- I'm on my third try with the verification of letters - can't read the numbers. If I don't get it this time - won't try again!


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