Project 365: 363/365

Day 363 (1 of 1)

 

Project 365: 363/365 Dotty wishes you a Happy New Year

Well, somewhere along the way I seemed to have missed two days.  My counting seems to be off, becuase I know I took photos everyday, so I’m going to have to do a little research and find out what I missed.  In the meantime, this will be the last project 365 post for a while, and possible forever.  I didn’t accomplish quite as much as I wanted to accomplish photography-wise but I think I did improve.  This year I really want to work on improving my editing skills, so I’m going to try to focus on that.

Project 365: 350/365

Day 350 (1 of 1)

 

Project 365: 350/365 First presents under the tree!

The first Christmas presents are under the tree.  I finally got them wrapped and put them under my tree.  It really only lasted a day under my tree because then my brother came home and we went to my parents house which is 45 minutes away.  Now they are residing under my parents tree.  But they are wrapped and waiting!

Project 365: 349/365

Day 349 (1 of 1)

 

Project 365: 349/365 Decorated Sugar Cookies

My friend Renee and I spent an afternoon together.  She made Candy Cane Cookies and I decorated my sugar cookies.  We had a great time watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and hanging out together.  Here’s a picture of Renee’s Candy Cane Cookies.

Day 349 part deux (1 of 1)

Project 365: 348/365

Day 348 (1 of 1)

Project 365: 349/365 Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies are another traditional cookie in the house I grew up in.  We just use the Betty Crocker recipe.  What’s interesting is that the recipe has changed over the years.  My mother has a Betty Crocker recipe book that she’s had for as long as I can remember and several Christmas’ ago she gave me my own Betty Crocker cook book.  This Christmas I realized that the recipes for rolled sugar cookies and gingerbread men are different from the recipes I grew up with.  Who knew?

Project 365: 347/365

Day 347 (1 of 1)

 

Project 365: 347/365 Peanut Blossoms

It’s Christmas cookie season.  I’ve been making the Christmas cookies in our family for over 15 years now.  These particular cookies are my dad’s favorites.  You can find the recipe for them here on the Oven Mitt blog.  Our family has traditionally rolled them in red & green colored sugar for Christmas time.  One time I rolled them in blue sugar for a baby shower for a friend! (Obviously she was having a boy.)  They are a great recipe and I highly recommend them.