Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gray skies outside, inside ...

There was cookie baking.  For the second year I decided to make big boxes of cookies for my co workers.  It started like this

 This is a citrus sable from Joy the Baker.  Don't know about her blog?  She rocks, she also bakes the most delicious things.  Anyhow this log was cut up into many buttery citrus spiked cookies.

Then I made chocolate cookies on and later stuffed then with caramel.

I rolled out soft cream cheese based pastry dough and then sliced, coated with sugar and dried fruit, and rolled up tasty bites of rugelach

Oh my...

Meanwhile outside it rained and Tyler started his inaugural batch of home brew with assistance from Cale (note Tyler is hiding from the camera)

Carson tried out his new winter boots
All in all it was a good weekend.  Soon after these photos were taken the rain turned to snow.  After making all of this yummy stuff, it didn't feel cold and gray.

1 comment:

sillymonkeymommy said...

It all looks yummy.. especially that Ruglach! I am sure that your coworkers loved all of it!
I love that Tyler hid from the pic :)
I will post pics of all my holiday bakings friday .
Take care.. Love and miss you!

Winter, finally (and seriously)

I planned to start this blog last spring as my garden flew into action, but then got into the actual work of gardening and abandoned the task. However, today its winter, really winter. I'm wearing long underwear and sitting under a blanket and I'm still cold.
Today is the shortest day of the year so from here on in it gets better. I look forward to longer days, that's for sure. But I'll also tuck in and enjoy winter's freeze and snow, it does mean skiing after all. Maybe more importantly is the snow pack - without snow there isn't water for the West.
The end of the year and the solstice are a good time to think back on the last 365. I have no reason to complain and feel really lucky about the last year and really hopeful about the year to come.