Every now and then the stars align, and we have a most perfect afternoon at our home.
Today that happened. I got all of my stuff done in the morning and all of my errands done in the afternoon. I remembered to buy all the ingredients for our very special reindeer cookies and pretzel bark. My children got off the bus in good moods after a great day of school. (Ryan was just a tiny bit tired, which certainly didn't hurt!)
We cleaned the kitchen and the family room and then got down to business creating our reindeer treats. These are the cutest, easiest cookies you will ever make with your kids (or by yourself!!). I'll put the "recipe" below.
We were surprised by Kel coming home a bit early, so while I put some presents together and made some almond butter, Kel and the boys did a Christmas puzzle by the tree. Then Noah and I delivered the gifts, and came home to a lovely supper of soup.
After a very good violin practice from both Noah and Ryan, they are both quietly watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
I have to remember this day, because this is the kind of day that you think other people are lying about on Facebook. Come on...I know I'm not the only one who wants to gag just a little when someone posts about how wonderful their children are day after day. Please tell me I am not the only one.
White chocolate candy discs
mini chocolate chips
1. Melt chocolate discs in a big bowl. I do this in the microwave one minute at a time, stirring in between each minute.
2. Dip the oreos in the white chocolate with a fork, shaking off any extra before you set it down on wax paper. (Hint: if you wipe down the counter before you put the wax paper down, it will stick nicely.)
3. Use the pretzels for antlers, the chocolate chips for eyes, and the M&Ms for noses.
4. Let harden and then store in an airtight container.