Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow day.

The kids still have school until Tuesday, but today school was cancelled because of the wind & icy roads. They didn't mind one bit. Took full advantage of the situation really.
I made bread. I NEVER make bread. It's so easy. I got the recipe here. It's a good one, 1219 people can't be wrong!
Then in between all the cleaning I decided we needed to try homemade peppermint marshmallows. YUM! I got the recipe here. I didn't have the candy canes but I did have peppermint extract so at the stage of adding everything together before letting it whip up for 15 minutes I added 1/2 to 3/4 t. extract. Then I couldn't find red food coloring, but I did find some red sanding sugar so I just sprinkled it on the fronts + backs. First time making them and it WON'T be the last! It was so easy. Looks so gourmet swimming in a hot bath of chocolate. I think next time we'll have to try chocolate marshmallows! Just substitute cocoa for the powdered sugar and dust them with the cocoa too.  We have really, REALLY long winters...what's a girl to do but dream up stuff like this?
We cut out stars + snowflakes. Wish I had thought of this with a can of hot cocoa mix for the teachers...mental note for next year!


Rachel said...

Are you kidding me?! Is there anything you can't do!? You are amazing and that bread looks delicious! i think i'll have to make some to make the time pass while bry is i'm just about out and great harvest bread is getting to be too expensive. too bad i don't work there anymore.

[BrookeO] said...

really? all in a days work huh! And when did you have time to pack?
Again, wish we were neighbors!!!

Kristal said...

How do you stay so skinny with all the yummy things you make?!!