Wow, how do I get so far behind. I know some of you are saying "she doesn't work, what else does she have to do?". Well it's December, enough said. I love Christmas time. I get myself into a lot of trouble because I love this time of the year (except the cold weather) so muuch. I tend to spend way to much money because I get caught up in Christmas crafts and gift buying. I even buy cute boxes to put under my tree without gifts in them, just so it looks so pretty. CRAZY!!
This is kind of a sad year for me though, both of the kids have decided they would question the big red suited man this year. Well the saying has always been "you stop believing you stop receiving". HaHa, we'll see. Maybe I will go with the When you stop believing you get underwear saying. Wonder what their reaction will be when they see packages of new socks and undies instead of the well sought after XBox and Kindle. I hope I do not forget to record their reactions.
My latest craft activity was inspired by a large painting I saw on Pinterest. I was home alone and bought a BIG canvas, maybe 20x24, and painted a santa hat and wrote the wonderful quote from the Grinch on it and hung it above my mantle. I love it. Can't wait to post a picture of it. I have always wanted a Christmas painting to hang over the mantle but was to cheap to purchase one of those expensive ones. Well now I have one that I LOVE that cost 17.99. Woohoo!! I will get a picture up asap.
I haven't really made any great eats lately, but I did make a cheese ball shaped like a snowman the other night for an ornament party that was really cute and good. I forgot to take a picture but will post a picture I found on the web of it.
3 blocks cream cheese
3 cups shredded cheese
several shakes of hot sauce
squirt or two of yellow mustard
Mix all together, seperate into 1/3, combine two of those for the bottom of the snowman, and use the remainder for the top of the snowman. Cover the outside with a small tub of whipped cream cheese. Decorate with random food items ( I used black beans and cilantro ). Serve with your favorite crackers.
I will post some pictures later.