January 30, 2009
January 28, 2009
January 27, 2009
Either way, Dex was pleased with them. He doesn't mind if they're not Martha-Stewart-worthy. :)
January 19, 2009
1 bag white chocolate candy melts
1 box candy canes
1 cookie sheet
Remove plastic from candy canes, and place in plastic bag. Break into small pieces with a heavy utensil (I used the back of a bread knife). Set aside. Pour dark chocolate candies into microwavable bowl, and melt in 30 second increments until fully melted & stirrable. Pour onto ungreased cookie sheet, and spread around to make an even layer with a spatula. Set in fridge to set (5-10 mins).
Clean bowl, and dry thoroughly. Pour in white chocolate candy melts, and melt in 30 second increments in the microwave, the same as the dark chocolate. Pour quickly onto solid dark chocolate, and spread with spatula. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top, before white chocolate sets. Place in fridge to cool and set.
Once the chocolate has hardened, pry a side up from the sheet, and begin to break the large piece into small pieces. Be sure to enjoy a bite or two as you do this... :) Place in a cute tin and share a little sweetness with friends!
January 16, 2009
I named this post "vermillion" originally because I thought there was a shade of green with that name...It sounds so wonderfully old fashioned. To be sure, I looked it up, and I was thoroughly surprised. It means "a vivid reddish-orange color." Wha...? Why does it sound so green to me?
Ah well. Soon, the paperwhites will be blooming, and all I'll think about is what flowers and veggies I'd like to plant this year. Tomatoes, for sure, and maybe some sort of pepper. I hear Anaheim peppers grow well here. January might be too early to plant seedlings in our growing season--April 1st supposedly is a good time to begin, indoors of course--but it's nice to conjure up the image of plants in this dreary, desolate month.
January 6, 2009
I'm sad that not one Christmas post slipped past my fingers, but alas, I didn't make cards this year, so none of those to post... And I did make a couple of gifts, but that's why I didn't have time to write about them, see...
Another little after-Christmas steal: three adorable jars, found at Yours Truly in Olde Arvada. I can't bring myself to empty them of the sparkly snow that came in them, they're so cute... But my future plan is to fill at least one with sugar cubes for the table.
Our Christmas tree is still up...
I will miss its glow and cheer. The corner it's in now will look awfully bare without it. Maybe I can put Dex's new bed there, and he can be our new corner decoration...