As I have mentioned before, Elfie can get into quite a bit of mischief. Take last night. Do you know that he had put most of Jack and Amelia's presents in my bedroom closet ... and they found them! I immediately ushered them away from the goodies to find Elfie (who was still at his post downstairs) while an un-named master elf hid the toys again. When I returned to the scene with Amelia and Jack, the toys were mysteriously gone. Oooh! I told Amelia she must be doing a good job of being good because it sounds like Santa and his elves already have her presents ready and now they are just playing fun tricks with her. So, today, Elfie upped the ante (for distraction purposes) by hiding baby candy canes in fun spots, getting chocolate all over his face, and leaving powdered sugar footprints all over the counter.
Gracious sakes... :o)
Speaking of crazy elves...
It seems Christmas is creeping up on me faster than ever this year! So this week, I am trying to bake small batches of cookies and candies in order to get my fill before the season is over. Like I mentioned the other day, Amelia is all about some kitchen time these days, and I am taking full advantage of her eagerness. I hope she is always this excited to spend time with me. :o)
Tonight, we made SNOWBALLS!
This cookie is, by far, one of the trickiest recipes I've ever attempted. This is my third year baking them. I have tried various recipes and variations in technique. Every time I put them in the oven, I say a quick prayer. Ha! If you have ever made these, then you know what I mean. If you have made these, and you do NOT know what I mean, then I want your recipe!
As soon as I get a free second, I promise I will post recipes for this and for the other things I've mentioned this week since I have gotten several emails regarding the recipes. I am in a major hurry to curl up and watch the Burgermeister Meisterburger!