Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's A Wonderful Time of the Year

The stockings are hung with care.

The tree is decorated.
With help from our grandsons.

Grandpa put on the lights and the garland and the boys did most of the ornaments for me.

Standing on a chair to reach the top, trying to hide a Packer ornament!

The house is decorated.

We have had this nativity set for many years.

This set is very special to me because it was my mom's. 

The Christmas village.

Have to have some snowmen.  

Baking has been started and some of it already eaten!

These cookies are for a Cookie Exchange this Saturday at my cousins.
Chocolate Chip cookies with M & M's and white chocolate drizzles over them.

When I need a break a nice cup of Christmas Tea (Russian Tea)  hits the spot!

Russian Tea

10 c. water
3/4 c. sugar or honey
5 tea bags
Bring water and sugar to a simmer and add tea bags simmer for about 10 minutes.
 Remove tea bags.

1 - 12 oz can frozen orange juice concentrate undiluted
1 - 12 oz. can frozen pineapple juice concentrate undiluted
1 tsp. cloves

Add to the simmered tea and simmer an additional  20 minutes.
Serve warm or cold.

Later today my plan is to get some gifts wrapped.  My husband is working a shutdown tonight and tomorrow so it will give me some time in the evening to do some wrapping and sewing.  Still have a couple of gifts that need to be finished.  



Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed your very comfy Christmas decorations and cookies and tea ideas. You are so crafty, and have fun with your grandsons. Linda

Yolanda said...

Everything is just lovely!