Monday, December 7, 2009

Deck the Halls. You heard me - deck those halls!

Thought you might like to see some pics of our festive Christmas tree.

We decided to do something different this year - a bit more contemporary, but it looks quite traditional to me now!

We got new ribbon (olive/lime green with silver glitter swirls) and some new ornaments (glass - yikes! gold and silver with beautiful decorations, so that part is new and fancy!

We've also broken down and added lots of our old glass ornaments, too. They're also quite be-u-ti-ful (read this in the voice of Miss Piggy).

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Popcorn treat that smells so sweet

Two weeks, two tries, and several successful popcorn balls. I realized recently that when we vowed to experiment to the point of perfection with popcorn ball recipes, it meant I would actually have to start trying. Discovering how easy they are has only made me sad we didn't get into them sooner.
Surprisingly, Dad has made for an excellent kitchen companion. We used the Jell-o recipe on Allrecipes. It's quite easy, but we increased the amount of popcorn called for on the second round we made. The aren't quite so sweet when there is more popcorn to spread the sauce around. We also tried some lightly salted air popped corn in place of microwave bags and the result was very desirable! Now it's your turn!