Sunday, December 7, 2008
I actually wasn't sure what to do with myself this weekend . I had some spare time. My lessons are planned for the remainder of the year, my house was recently cleaned by professionals, and free time appeared. It was great, but a little uncomfortable. I bugged Jon a lot, and kind of wandered around looking for something to do. I resorted to knitting, of course. But I haven't picked up a pair of needles in a while. It felt great. And I baked this weekend. We are making gingerbread houses at school, so I have been inspired. I made marshmallows and royal icing for the first time. Then I made these great wreath cookies with the marshmallows. They were wonderful! I have made multiple batches of candy and frosting, and all sorts of stuff. I just wish I was interested in eating it...........If you want to make these at home, follow a standard Rice Krispie treat recipe, but add 1 tsp. Vanilla, green food coloring, and substitute corn flakes for the rice krispies. They are a family favorite, and fun to make. You need at least 2 people, one to drop cookies onto greased wax paper, and one to form them, because the marshmallows cool and seet up quickly. A third person would be great to decorate right behind. We used red hots growing up. Some of these just have sprinkles. It is easy to find such great sprinkle mixes now. One of my favorites has the red and green and white long sprinkles, and little brown gingerbread men. I put those on a few of these and told people they were baby Jesuses. It's the holidays, people need to laugh a little.