**This post and photos are property of http://dishingwithdish.blogspot.com/ **
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas! I love this time of year. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and today we are enjoying relaxing and spending some time together. And my internet hasn't been working these past few days (this is the 3rd time in 3 days I've tried to post this....) Three days ago, I spent all day in the kitchen, making treats for our friends and neighbors. I made Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Caramels (only cook to about 235 degrees, not 250), Chocolate Walnut Fudge (try adding orange extract to that one- yummy!), Chocolate Mint Cookies, and Peppermint Brittle. It was exhausting, but I loved it. And everything was so well-received; I got lots of nice feedback! We shared with our Portuguese and American friends. I think we gave out 13 or 14 plates, over the course of 2 days. We recieved a lovely Portuguese Christmas cake in return when we shared with our landlord.