Monday, December 29, 2008

After Christmas blahs...

I don't know about you guys, but I've been in a real bummer mood today. It might be that I had to go back to work or it might be that my mom and dad left for Florida yesterday for the winter or it might just be that Ace and I have worked our butts off on Christmas baskets for the last 2 months and now Christmas is over... I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that's going through this. I know there are people that are out there that get depressed just because the holidays are coming. For me, the anticipation of the holidays is what gives me the energy to "Get R Done.." I also glad to see that I'm not the only one that hasn't had the time to post lately. I've only had time to read a couple of your posts in the last month. But I'll get caught up. Actually I wanted to unveil a couple of our baskets that I went on about forever.

I also wanted to show our picture window frames, built by my wonderful husband. The pictures are of our honeymoon in the Smokeys. It looks like you are looking out a window and all you can see are the Smokeys.

I have to pat myself on the back, and Ace's too, when it comes to our Christmas Smokey Mountain gift baskets. We had the window picture frame, homemade noodles, a package 0f country biscuit mix, homemade apple butter and a jar of homemade cocoa that is soooooooooo good and creamy. I'll have to share it with you when it gets really cold outside. (That would be about 10 degrees for those of us who love to experience all fours seasons). On my next post I'll show the Christmas presents from last year. I think you'll appreciate it. Until then, Happy Holidays and be safe!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE that window and am in dire need for the cocoa recipe!!


Smart Mouth Broad said...

Great baskets! Your family must have loved them. Even more so because of all the TLC that went into them. When I talked to Daddy today, he was waiting for the arrival of your parents. I hope I get to see them while they are here.

qtpie said...

wundrwoman: Here's the recipe for the cocoa: (this will fill about 5 pint size mason jars, so you might want to cut the recipe down for a smaller amount. The jars store wonderfully, so if you make the whole batch, you can have a nice supply ready whenever)

1 - 8 quart box of powdered milk

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

15 ounces powdered chocolate drink mix

8 ounces non-dairy coffee creamer

Mini marshmallows (optional)

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use 1/2 cup of mix per 8 ounces of hot water.

For unique test, use a flavored coffee creamer, such as vanilla or Irish cream.