Look at this cute wreath! It's decorating the hair salon where I take my mom for her weekly appointment. I had to share a picture of it here!
We were supposed to get a blizzard Tuesday, and although we actually didn't get any snow here (it skipped us and landed on the eastern plains), it still felt like a cookie baking day. I had been wanting to try this recipe from Dessert for Two: Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies. Have you baked with almond flour? This was my first try. It's gluten free and much lower in carbs than all purpose flour.
Two things I noticed - they're very thin, and didn't brown very much.
But they do taste good - a little crispy, a little chewy.
It's a small batch recipe, but still made 1 and 1/2 dozen.
All the posts and comments from a few weeks ago when we shared favorite Christmas movies lead me to this one, "The Holiday." We watched it over the weekend, and I really enjoyed it!
There are some good actors in this one: Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, but my favorite was Jack Black. His character is a music score composer for movies.
And speaking of music... what's your favorite Christmas song? I love almost all Christmas music, from silly to serious. It might be easier to tell you a Christmas song I don't like: Santa Baby! Ugh. 👎 I do love the Denver radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7 from sometime in November through Christmas. And I love my Christmas CDs. Here are just a few!
Celine Dion, Celtic Woman, The Polar Express soundtrack,
Jim Brickman, Kenny Chesney... I have lots more!
When I was teaching, I played Christmas CDs for the kids at different times of the day, depending on what we were doing. They loved the Polar Express soundtrack, of course, and always sang along to "Hot, hot, hot chocolate!" A good memory!
That's all for this Thursday. Have a great rest of the week!