Friday, December 7, 2007

Advent - Day 6 & 7 - More Sweet Things


Day 6 - Last night we started watching the movie The Princess Bride. Such a cute little family fun movie! We are saving the rest for tonight, our stay up late night (TGIF!). Our little guy Jake was skeptical of a princess movie, very similar to the little boy who is sick in bed listening to his Grandfather 'read' him the story ! Naturally, Mr. Doubting Jake got absorbed into the flick - thanks to some good sword fighting...

Weather Report: This morning we woke to more snow! Two inches. The bad news is Jake went to school in sneakers. His snow boots managed to find doggy droppings and he 'forgot' to clean them. Not only that, for some reason, he can't find his NEW HAT that we bought last Saturday! Arg. Not sure if he has gloves. I'm sure his teacher is going to want to give me one of those 'mommy of the year' awards!

Today is Day 7 of Advent and I would like to share with you some sweet things! All of my family members live in other states, as well as my husband's family, so things are gonna have to hit the postal system next week, or shortly thereafter, which means, this weekend is going to be the baking weekend! My all time favorite resource for my cookies is the Gooseberry Patch Old Fashioned Country Cookies book! I've discovered all sorts of fun things in this little book. I have discovered another super duper awesome resource, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I'm linking you up to the Pioneer Woman's blog page that is featuring a great cookie recipe - I hope to try tomorrow. BTW, the Pioneer Woman is a hoot. Check her out anyway. She has a great sense of humor.

Have a great day! Here is one of my fave Christmas recipes...

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

Whole Milk

IBARRA Authentic Mexican Chocolate

On the stove top, heat milk. Add 2 wedges of the Mexican chocolate per cup of milk. Use a wooden spoon to break up the chocolate as it melts. Heat to desired temperature!

To speed up the process break up the wedges in a blender prior to putting in milk.



6 comments:

deb said...

How funny - we watched The Princess Bride last night too! It is cute. Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway. I'm off to check yours out more. :)

*karendianne. said...

Everything is so happy and filled with holiday love! I so enjoy it.

:) *karendianne.

Sandy said...

So where do you get Mexican chocolate?? I want some now! :)

Dawn said...

Whats so special about mexican chocolate??? Can I use hershey?? lol

Blake said...

Inconceivable! I LOVE that movie! I don't know if you have any idea how many times we quote that movie. How fun!

Can't wait to try the mexican hot chocolate. Like the others, I have to ask...where do you get mexican chocolate?

Michelle said...

Oops! That last post was from me...I forgot to switch accounts so it posted as my hubby.