Daily Archives: December 18, 2010

December 2010 Advent – December 18th – Visit a local Christmas Activity

Our Scout family put together an AWESOME display at the Home-town Christmas. Each of the Cubbies created ornaments for the tree.We cut out camping diecuts and glittered pine cones. We used rope as garland and even made a tree topper of pinecones (my mom got on a kick while helping us organize the ornaments and saw my pinecone Chrismas tree in the kids schoolroom)

Larry, Joan(our Tiger Leader), 4 boys (and one other parent) put up our display to be judged and we got 3rd place out of about 30 other trees!!! WOOHOO!! I am SO proud of those boys!

Luke 2:13 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, —

December 2010 Advent – December 17th – Try something NEW – Rosette Cookie recipe

Rosettes are special crisp, tender pastries that are traditional in Scandinavia.
I have been hearing for YEARS how great these cookies are. I just had to see for myself. I found a rosette iron at a yard sale for $2 (included the recipe book and 4 different irons – SMOKIN’ DEAL!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes each cookie
Total Time: 17 minutes

* 2 eggs
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup whole milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* peanut oil for deep frying
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Beat eggs slightly. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and salt. Add flour and milk alternately, blending until smooth. Stir in vanilla. The batter should be about as thick as pancake batter. If it isn’t, add more flour, a tablespoon at a time. If it is too thick, add a teaspoon of milk at a time.

Heat 3″ of oil in a deep fryer to 365 degrees. (A deep frying thermometer is very helpful, and I highly recommend it.) Place a rosette iron in the hot oil for 60 seconds. There’s no way to take the temperature of the iron; it just has to be hot.

Dip the hot iron into the batter, making sure NOT to let the batter run over the top of the iron. If you do, the rosette will be impossible to remove. Immerse the coated iron in the hot fat and fry 25-30 seconds until light brown. Slip off onto a paper towel.

On large plate, combine 1 cup sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip rosettes in this mixture while still warm. You can also sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Don’t skip this step – the cookies aren’t really sweetened until they’re coated in some kind of sugar! Makes about 36 rosettes.

Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. —

December 2010 Advent – December 16th – Celebrate Family

Today was Little Elwyn (aka Beanie and JellyFish)’s Birthday. WOW! 7!!! Where did that year go!

We decided to spend it together as a family. El wanted to go to a movie and out to dinner. Sometimes it is REALLY hard having a December birthday, but we try and separate it as much as possible in our house. (not decorating for Christmas until after her birthday, etc).

El wanted a girl’s night out. So we ventured to the theater and watched “TANGLED” by Disney. We all had such a GREAT time. Then, off to Buffalo Wild Wings for Thursday Night Wings.

Luke 1:79 – to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” —