Monday, December 13, 2010

Makin' & Bakin' Part 2 - 0r How to Survive being Snowed In

Well folks, we were buried under 20 more inches of snow this weekend and for the first time in the 10 yrs I've lived in Minneapolis the city shut down (did you see the Metrodome roof collapse?)...even hearty Minnesotans can't compete with a snow plowing system that well, frankly, sucks! and wimpy Texans like me just huddle under the covers and wish they could hibernate...the three year old in the house was having none of that so instead we:
 folded kite paper for kaleidoscope window stars,

 made super buttery shortbread Christmas Cookies from Organic & Chic (my absolute favorite baking cookbook) - we split the dough in half and added Matcha to one for a pretty pale green hue and rose tea to the other with a few drops red food coloring for pale pink...and I'm dying to make these gold dusted Brownies,

  constructed the girliest space ship ever - who needs a toy store when boxes, pom poms, feathers, and streamers are on hand?,

stayed inside making chocolate chip pancakes while my husband shoveled for 3 hours, and strung ornaments to make this wreath (pretty cool, huh?), and finally braved the weather with our neighbors to hit the local brewpub in their BIG truck ...

Considering it's -7 degrees out now it looks like I'll have plenty of time to tackle Chassity of Look, Linger, Love's Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons - they look pretty AMAZING!...and she was lovely enough to send me over her Want/Need/Wear/Read List as well  - Thanks Chassity!!


  1. I don't even know what do say about the whole 7 degrees thing. I'm sorry? Does that cut it? I'm guessing no.

    But that spaceship. That is fantastic. I love it. And I'm quite inspired by your mom's gift/wish list criteria. Great way to think about the things we lust for this time of year.

  2. you are a total super mom!! way to go girl.
    Should I rub it in that it was 80 degrees here yesterday? nahhh. Enough said.

  3. the ornament wreath is amazing! Just stumbled onto your blog and loving it :) Stay Warm!

  4. Way to go on the wreath! I am a sucker for ANYTHING silver and gold for the holidays so you must send me that recipe! ( looks like a silver and gold tornado struck my house right now). and that spaceship is too cute! Miss L is getting so big! How is the bump? :)
    It was NEGATIVE 5 here today. And barely a dusting of snow. We have a tradition of throwing on our snow boots and going out in it for the first snow RIGHT AWAY. You should have seen the poor tot's face as he stood staring out the window "but Mama...we can just bundle up to make a snowman."

  5. ok, just found your blog and I am in love! Found you through the pretty mama bakes entry over at Look Linger Love. I would love to participate next time as I love to cook. I don't have the Oraganic cookbook you mentioned, I will have to get it. I have a bit of an obsession with cookbooks! Your day sounds cozy and fabulous! Those sweer treats look delicious! xoxo

  6. lovely all around! your daughter is adorable! so wait... you're a texas girl?? and you lived in NM? i was born in dallas then moved to santa fe!

  7. oh my goodness you are amazing... I am such a weather wimp... buried in snow! wow!!

  8. i've been thinking of you friend! stay warm and cozy!

  9. WOW... a little after the fact, but 7 degrees?? (We have pouring CA rain, but nothing remotely close to that!!).

    I absolutely LOVE your stars, that spaceship(!!), and those cute cookies! I've never heard of that cookbook, but it looks wonderful! Just added it to my wishlist:).


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