everything's covered in powdered sugar!
No, I don't mean snow, unfortunately. Only a 5% chance of that happening for Christmas. But I've been doing more baking and have gone through more little boxes of powdered sugar than you can shake a stick at.
apricot pecan bread
rugelache at the back, vanilla crescents in the front (recipe for those in this post from last year), and the ones with the jam centres are Spitzbuben
One place we did see lots of snow was at the movies. Well, on the screen at least. I took Boy11 to see His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass on Sunday and we quite enjoyed it. Intriguing concepts, unanswered questions, a giant polar bear and a very, very skinny Nicole Kidman as one of the bad guys. I think we're going to have to read the trilogy to get the whole picture.
Oh yes, and we also scored another couple of bits of Christmas cheer.
It's just not Christmas without fresh cranberries. One bag says 'Product of Canada' on it, the other 'Product of U.S.A.' What's up with that? Are they carrying little passports? Different package designs too. I'm familiar with the top one, but the bottom one is new to me. Anyway, with these safely tucked away in the freezer I'll be able to make tons of cranberry sauce and muffins galore.
And you know those sugary red and white striped peppermint-flavoured treats that appear at Christmas time? You and I call them candy canes, right? Well, here they apparently have a different name.
Party sticks!! Yes, my kids went to town making jokes about these. I have trained them well.