Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas...

On Christmas Day when everyone sits down to the table for lunch, we each get what we call our "table present". Something little for each of us to open together and this year for the girls, I put together these Cowboy Cookie Mix in a Jar.

Inside each jar is all the dry ingredients needed to make 18 cookies. When the recipent is ready to bake up their cookies, all they need to do is empty the jar into a bowl and add some butter or margarine, an egg and some vanilla. Then it gets mixed and rolled into balls to bake.

Just like every year, the guys will be getting their Terry's Chocolate Oranges. Goodness help whoever decided to NOT give them their Chocolate Oranges one year, it certainly won't be on my year to do the table presents!

If you want to make some for yourself, the recipe is here.

Tonight the kids and I started putting our Christmas decorations and tree up.

So I pulled out the tree and did the lights then set the kids crazy with the non-breakable ornaments while I put our precious ones up out of little fingers reach.

The only downside to having the tree up, everytime Liam sees the ornaments with Santa on them he sings Jingle Bells. Yes it was cute the first handful of times. After an hour Mummy was over hearing Jingle Bells. Especially when he only knows the first line.

The Advent Calender is a hit. Each day an ornament gets hung on the tree.


sweet limes said...

I am laughing at you now, but I am sure in a year's time, when I have someone singing the first line of Jingle Bells, I'll be going bonkers too.

Catherine said...

They are really going to love the jar with the yummy recipe, it looks great. Love your blog too.:)

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Love the cookie mix!! I think I might pinch this idea and give to each guest at out Christmas too ;)

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

I love the cookie mix in a jar idea. What a fabulous gift.