Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!! I hope yours has been as sweet and happy as mine has been! I haven't been able to get much weaving done these last few days, but I did get a few weaving goodies for Christmas! I got a mcmoran (sp)balance and a book about 1000+ shadow weaves for 4,6, and 8 harnesses.

I have been really busy in the kitchen though. The ritz cracker cookies are putting in another appearance, as is an apple crisp.

I heard about these little gems at lunch yesterday. You take a mini pretzel, a rolo candie, and a pecan half. Put them in a 350 oven for 3 or 4 minutes. Then take them out and squish the nut down into the rolo. Let cool and enjoy!

One of the traditional goodies I make,( if I didn't there would be a mutiny!) is Cinnamon Rolls.
Over the years, I have tried several ways to get hot fresh cinnamon rolls on the table for brunch. I have gotten up way before dawn to make them from scratch, the problem with that is you are then too tired the rest of the day. I have made them the day before and reheated them, but then they are too dry! I have also mixed them up the day before and stuck them in the fridge to rise. The problem with that is you have to get up really early and put them out to rise at room temp for at least 3 hours, back to the original problem!

This year I called in the bread machines! I have rescued them from Goodwill over the last few years. I set them up to have the dough ready to shape at 7:00 am, since the kids were coming at 9:00.

The results were wonderful, hot sweet and soooo comforting!

I hope your Christmas has been full of family and fun and food too!
Merry Christmas and happy weaving, see you next year, Tina


LA said...

Those rolls look yummy! I just love the timer on the bread machine!
Merry Christmas, Tina!

Anonymous said...

They sure look great, all the food!
I didn't cook. We went to friends and I brought a pie and salad. They made Greek prime rib. Nothing like it in the world!
Merry Christmas to everyone!

Maggie said...

I should be cringing, but it's all so cute! I love it!

Life Looms Large said...

Christmas desserts...I'm good at. Cinnamon rolls....still have not mastered. Everything looks so yummy!!

Cute idea with the pretzels, Rolos & nuts!