Friday, December 5, 2008

lumps of coal

This weekend PB&J's family is having a progressive dinner. We are the dessert -- 'cause we're sweet like that. But what should I serve? Do you have any suggestions? I'd love some input. You know my anxiety with serving food to others. . .

Anyway, though the food is the most important part, I have been working like mad trying to get all 10 of those bins emptied, so we don't look like Scrooges to the rest of the family. I finally got the last Christmas tree decorated yesterday.

Wanna see?

Here it is:

This is the tree in our little playhouse under the stairs.

Have I ever told you how much I love pom-poms?? And why is it that sticking a little tree in an urn makes it so much cuter?


What's that?

You want to know why I went to the trouble to hang stockings on the mantel and decorate a tree for a playhouse that my kids don't play in anymore because they are too old for that sort of stuff?


I'll have you know . . .

Ummm . . .

That playhouse is an important part of . . .

It's a scientific fact that playtime is a . . .


So what if the boys never played in it and the Oldest Carrotstick is 13. I did it 'cause I wanted to. So there.

And just for your impertinence on Good Food Friday, you can have this:

Sassing the Lunch Lady Is Naughty (not Nice) Lumps of Coal

1 cup whipping cream
2 cups marshmallows
2/3 cup mint candy canes
1/4 c nuts (chopped)
2 cups Oreo cookie crumbs

Whip cream to stiff peaks. Mince marshmallows and candy canes in food processor or chop very fine. Fold marshmallows, candy cane, and nuts into whipped cream. Cover and freeze until mixture is firm. Scoop out balls and roll in cookie crumbs. Return to freezer until ready to serve.

Please, leave me your yummy dessert suggestions!!!


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

your nieces appreciate the effort, I promise, but boy am I shocked to know I was supposed to be at a progressive dinner tonight. Nobody ever tells me anything.

Amber said...

okay, you are amazing. It must be contagious at your house with you running around having so much fun. I'll send you a dessert idea if one comes to mind but I'd love hear about one you come up with. It is sure to be extra fancy and original.

Kate said...

the buttery yummy apricot cake you make in a bundt pan, or creme brule. Good luck.Or you could really be an over achiever and make brownies from a box?

miranda said...

I wish you would come to my house and decorate! I think you should serve your bread pudding- it's soooo yummy!

DailyFamily said...

darn it! Wish I checked your blog sooner- I have a great Christmas dessert that I just made. Hope it all turned out well. Considering your talents I'm sure it was beautifully done - whatever you chose to do.

Shem said...

I love Christmas decor. Who cares if no one sees it. It is darling!