Sunday, December 22, 2013

Something holiday in the air...

All around ...  Holidays create an air of comfort...  It may take extra effort, sometimes too much stewing, always too much money...  But it's a special time.  I have never had a holiday season without school...  Since 1959....   It's funny, but it didn't really feel as if I had more time.  Now, that's just silly, isn't it?

Our trees, streets, and sidewalks are freshly glazed from a prairie winter ice and sleet storm yesterday.   I think I'm in for the duration. My love for snow is tempered with an inordinate fear of falling, sliding... Or of those I love skidding around....

Let me tell you about my holiday baking!  I decided to make a goodie every day this week with Mom.  She loves "goodies" and it felt like a reasonable amount for friends who visit.  Yesterday I was planning to make my son a pan of brownies for the class he's teaching...  And a goodie.  First the brownies, Mom's special....to die for....recipe.  These brownies are created on top of the stove...  I preheated the oven...  Had to break open a new sack of flour since our lock tight tub was missing...

Yep.  350° is too hot for a Rubbermaid tub of flour at the very back of top shelf in the oven.   I caught it only moments before it melted through...  No flour plopped and confused the mess that had been handles and green rims...  I had to do the thermonuclear stage of cleaning with the door auto-locked to def con seven...  We managed to finish the brownies, but we weren't in the mood for a goodie!  At. All.  Our house certainly didn't have a scrumptious air...  But the plastic turned to a bit of dust...  Poof!

Luckily our family today enjoyed a change of air as yummy taco salad sent its spicy deliciousness all through the house...  Felìz Navidad! Have a lovely, lovely holiday...  Merry Christmas blessings to you and all you love.



2 comments:

Tessa White said...

Oooops! Holiday Grinch make his visit to your house. With the melting and cleaning odors. -grin-

Stay home, out of the ice!

Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas.

Tessa~
'Here there be musing' blog

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh my, what a smell when you melt plastic. I hope you were able to venilate. And how lucky that you didn't wait til Xmas to do the baking and fill the house with that during your celebration!

Hope you have a beautiful holiday.