The children and I made the Holiday Pretzel Treats (what a rousing response in the comments to that recipe- thx everyone! & the staggering number of hits via google and other search
engines- oh my! These are some popular little candies this year!) and met with great success! I think we actually succeeded in not eating our weight in treats and had enough left for the teachers (6 in all). I had them stamp white bags with rubber roller stamps (gingerbread men) and color in bits with colored pencils. We secured the bags with red yarn or silver ribbon. It's been so long since I had my rubber stamps out (glad the ink still worked!)! We had such fun with this holiday project!
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added in the afternoon...Susan tagged me for this little music meme:
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre,
whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be
songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog
along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what
they're listening to.
The Three Sounds version of "When I Fall in Love" (found via Last.fm)
Christmas Time is Here" - Vince Guaraldi trio (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
George Winston's entire December cd (plays over and over and over here during the whole month of December)
"hello, hello, hello, & how are you?" - from my son's nursery school class
This year we are going the food route for teacher presents (no knitted gifties for anyone this Christmas). This is a fun recipe that the children will be able to help with. I already tested them out & they received two thumbs up from all who tried them. I used the Hugs type of Kisses and the red and green M&Ms. YUM!
Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)
Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug
Heat the oven to 170º. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.
Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.
Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.
MISSIONS FALLS 1824 cotton and wool will be returning to the knitting fold!!!!! I am sooooo happy! I heard it from Susan and then saw it on the knitty blog. Now I can finally stop sadly clutching my MF cotton and get back to actually knitting my blanket with it! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Rosina Lippi left me a comment in reponse to my mention of her book Homestead in my last blog entry! Go check out her blog and then go buy one of her books! I'm excited to learn that she has a pen name...more of her books to read now!