Sunday, December 23, 2012

that crazy time of year.

so a wee break from the kitchen, cleaning, and picking up stuff. i rarely ever put much time into this space anymore. time is just going at lightning speed lately; trying to keep up with kids, baking, presents, and the general insanity that is this time of year. i thought for sure i was ahead of the game this year...oh well, maybe next year! 

i am incredibly grateful for all we have been able to do: a bit of ice skating, passing out cookies to friends, pajama time with cousins, and lots of good snuggle time over movies. its too bad it goes by so quickly! in light of recent events i am trying my hardest to cherish every little bit and working on that difficult task of letting go and letting God take care of things; i do indeed need to work on that one. so easy to get overwhelmed with life and try to figure it all out on your own. trust me, that is not a great plan. 

well, you may be getting your Christmas cards a bit late this year but i leave you with a little sneek peek thanks to Emily for another great year of pics! May you all be blessed with Christ this season, and have a Happy new year!! Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

pop tarts.

leftover pie dough? not up for having a whole pie? make pop tarts for fun. 
i had some dough leftover from thanksgiving pies so i recently made these for dessert one night. comfort food at its best. 


ingredients: two recipies of your favorite pie dough

roll out one to a nice rectangle shape. cut into eight equal size smaller rectangles. fill center with desired jam (we have done blueberry and homemade cranberry sauce recently; leave space around edges. brush egg around edges. 

roll out other dough to same size and cut. top the first rectagles with these and press down lightly with fingers. slightly press also with fork and poke a few holes in the tops. brush tops with egg.

bake at 350 for about 20 minutes...until lightly browned. once cooled drizzle with a little lemon frost (lemon juice and powdered sugar). enjoy!