Monday, December 21, 2009

Blizzards, Christmas and Clark

What do you get when you mix together an early Christmas celebration, 18 inches of snow and lots of good food? The Sweet Peas weekend.

For those of you who don't follow weather news, we were in DC for "Blizzard '09!"*

Besides being absolutely giddy about the snow, R and G also got to open their Christmas gifts on that side of the family and hang out with their cousins:

SPH and I also braved the winter mess to go meet Baby Clark, SPH's best friend's 6 day old newborn (pause for obligatory "ahhhh"):
It was a whirlwind of traveling and excitement and now we are home to face a whirlwind of Christmas and excitement.

But while we were visiting, we learned how to make Snow Cream, which G grew very fond of eating. Want to learn how to make your very own snow cream for next time you have a snow? Check out my post today on

Last but not least, I leave you with my new cookie decorating creation, my new favorite cookie love. It is a simple way to use leftover sugar cookie dough to make a Christmas-y cookie. Or, if you are like me, a way to get out of having to do too many cut-out cookies (I love the way they look, but sometimes, I just want an easy way out).

Use your favorite sugar cookie dough, but shape them into balls to make round cookies. Once cooled, ice on some white icing and sprinkle with crumbled candy canes. Mmmm:

These make for very tasty, very simple cookies for Christmas. And couldn't we all use a little bit of "simple" this week?

Merry Christmas All-

*Note to Jersey Baby-you can betcha that I just loved seeing Doug Hill reporting on the snow!

1 comment:

JerseyBaby said...

I can't believe you were here for all of it! It's it - wasn't it - fantastic? Especially for December. And oh that Doug Hill, he's 2 out of 2 so far this winter!

Hope your travels back were safe and easy.