Sunday, December 28, 2008

I think I'm going to need the big mug for today ...

Not going to be the first Cup of Coffee today :)
Today started out ok, that is I got to sleep in until 9:30am which is a true miracle. Now I worked the 2nd job for the call center until 1:30am and then of course my SITS blogged so I of course had to check out the roll call and comment on a few blogs before me. So I think I finally got into bed around 2:30 so 7 hours is most hours then most days.

I got up to find Ricky our Wal-Mart fish that has outlasted 2 other fish was floating upside down, and I promise you I didn't put any rum in for the holidays, we was a dry fish (oh geez that was cheesy wasn't it?). So we had to do the fish funeral today, we said good-bye and gave him a Nemo farewell. Cole told me that we flushed him and he went straight to heaven, makes me what else I have sent to Heaven. I'm sorry God please only take the fishy, if you find Lego's or little plastic mean return to sender :).

Mom showed up with some yummies, I didn't have the heart to tell her I had a mini Christmas dinner planned. My lovely 4 year old talked (guilted) her into going to the fish store. A half hour later we left the pet store with 2 new gold fish, a snail and a plant (oh yeah and new jewels, cause you know a tank has to have some bling). Meet our new fish Ricky and Lucy (mom's a big Lucy Ball Fan) and Patrick the snail (Spongebob fan, I guess we should have called it Gary).
Meet our new fish, snail and plant

After coming back from the fish store and getting the fish and the tank ready I start on my next project. You know making 10 batches of cookies last weekend wasn't enough why not do it all over again. Rick wasn't going to do anything for his coworkers so I didn't bake extra. Well they gave him gifts so that meant I needed to return to the Betty Crocker way of life. This time I'm only going to make three types and just do double batches. The Eggnog, Snickerdoodles and Mexican Hot Chocolate ones went over the best so those will be my three. While I'm at it I better make some bread for Cole's lunches. I thought I would try out a new recipe, since I used French bread for my casserole the other morning it was sounding very yummy. It made the house smell delicious, but when I opened the lid I had a small little loaf that wasn't that pretty. I'm going back to the white bread, that one is so fluffy and yummy!

And if the night wasn't busy enough why not make a "Mini" Christmas dinner since we didn't have one here. So in between cookies I threw in a ham, a green bean casserole and whipped up some mash potatoes. I guess I bought rolls also that I forgot about, thankfully Rick remembered them. So after making 2 of the three cookies I whipped up the Mexican Hot Chocolate batter and put it away to finish up tomorrow. I think that is enough baking for today! I'm tired now I think I'm going to head to the bed, plus I have a husband pacing behind me asking if I ever leave this seat :).

Here we go again, Eggnog Cookies since they were a HUGE hit last time.

Snickerdoodles!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yummy Mexican Hot Chocolate comes in a solid form (Cool Huh)

Eggnog Cookies (I made them red this time)

Snickerdoodles

The french bread (very small loaf, I won't make this again)

Yummy "Mini" Christmas Dinner (Green Bean Casserole and Ham)

The Boys having dinner (love the smile, yup that's the norm)

15 comments:

  1. Look at all the yummy stuff you made.
    Ok maybe I am dumb but what was that Chocolate wheel?
    I am so sorry to hear about your fish what a bummer.
    I hope you had a great Christmas dinner.

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  2. Oh my you make so much good stuff! They look delicious! How do you find the time to cook all the stuff?!

    Egg nog cookies.. do you have a recipe?

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  3. I want you to teach me how to make a ham like that!! It looks yummy!! And you said 'whipped up some mashed potatoes' as if it's no big deal!!! Damn girl I can only 'whip up' anything that comes in a box...but real mashed potatoes is a chore in itself for me! You go girl!

    Posted by Anngie on Myspace Dec 29, 2008 8:34 AM

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  4. Anng, you crack me up! The ham I bought at Wal-Mart spiral version, popped it into the oven and let it do it's thing for an 1 1/2 hours. Nothing to it! The mash potatoes, I just peeled, quatered and threw in a pot of boiling water. I let them cook down drained them and threw them back in the pot. Added milk and butter and whipped them with my NEW mixer!! It was awesome and so easy girlie! Really not that big of a deal :) Super Mom kicked butt!

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  5. Shalee you crack me up! You and Travis are welcome to come over anytime for dinner. The more the merrier!

    For the cookies, they are SUPER easy. I call them the Semi Homemade way, since you use Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. Now these are called Spritz cookies but me and the Spritz gun don't get along, so I just rolled them into balls and baked them :).

    It also has a icing, but I like them with out it, personal preference :). Let me know how they turn out:

    Eggnog Spritz Cookies

    *1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
    *1/2 cup butter, melted
    *1 egg
    *1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    *1 teaspoon rum extract
    *1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Icing
    *1/2 cup powdered sugar
    *1 1/2 teaspoons milk
    *1/4 teaspoon rum extract

    *Betty Crocker® red and green decorating sugars, if desired

    1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, 1 teaspoon extract and the nutmeg until soft dough forms.

    2. Fit cookie press with desired template. Fill cookie press with cookie dough; press cookies onto ungreased cookie sheets.

    3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

    4. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, milk and 1/4 teaspoon extract until desired consistency. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar.

    High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

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  6. No body likes green bean casserole, and I do...pass me some...

    If I had a fifty for every fish we lost...I would have been happier!

    I noticed the exchange student...is that him? He does not look like he is happy...ever?

    I am sending you some 'New Years' love and blackeyeds your way girl!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog!! Your story about the rice was hilarious. It looks like you're a great cook!

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  8. You did this all in one day? Well, dang! You totally rock.

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  9. Looks oh so yummy...delic....
    The santa photo, I did in photoshop elements 5.0,,, I make all my designs there, I seen sight selling photos you could make on the webpages and pay 9 dollars or more for, but being I own photoshop I did it myself with the layers program and eraser, My girls just stare and stare at Santa in their home this photo will be a treasure forever...Hugs, Lisa

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  10. You are amazing! What a packed day! And Im so glad someone asked about the eggnog cookies, because I was going to ask for the recipe, they sound so yummy!

    (And funny comment about your pacing husband, mine does the same thing, ha!) :)

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  11. What a bake a thon!! I just gave the Co workers a card. Inside it said" I O U Something special." (suckers) No usually I go all out but not this year. When you said you wondered what else you had flushed to Heaven, I was thinking about much worse things than Lego toys. I really hope that's not where all that crap (excuse the pun) ends up.

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  12. YUMMY it all looks good!!! Sorry about the fish.

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  13. Okay, I'm glad you posted the Eggnog cookie recipe above because I was just about to ask for it...thanks super woman!

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  14. Thank you girls for stopping by and having a wonderful sense of humor! The Eggnogg Cookies are a huge hit and I hope you all love them as much as we do!

    And Nana I hope like you do that crap doesn't go there either ... oh geez I'm glad everyone has a sense of humor and knew where I was going with that!

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  15. Posted by Anngie on Myspace Dec 29, 2008 9:54 AM

    Not a big deal? What's wrong with you? hehe JK! ;)

    "I just peeled, quatered and threw in a pot of boiling water. I let them cook down drained them and threw them back in the pot. Added milk and butter and whipped them.
    " <------ THAT SOUNDS LIKE A HUGE PAIN IN THE BUTT IF YOU ASK ME!! :)

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