Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

OH Christmas Tree is right! The dear hus has always wanted a monster of a Christmas Tree and this year he got it. The beast is 10 feet tall and beautiful. Unfortunately the pictures don't really do it justice, it is damn pretty. We have a ton of ornaments (yes I do have an ornament problem) and the gazillion boxes we have didn't come close to maxing out the tree. It looks so pretty at night!

Tonight I finished shopping, wrapping and baking. I'm exhausted and ready to head to Ventura to make tamales. I absolutely love that I am part of the tamale tradition now. On Monday I will be covered in masa, freezing my butt off, drinking coffee with all of my favorite auntie in-laws, Grandma Stella and cousin in-laws!

Amy's Baking list for 2008
Rocky Road (2 batches)
Dill Crackers (2 batches)
Peppermint Bark (awesome!)
Peanut Brittle (why does this damn stuff elude me so?)
Peanut Butter Kisses
Banana Bread
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
*And my mom made me persimmon cookies!
This tree deserves a name ... and a future spot in my compost bin!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Denis, Amy & Jakey too


Brenda said...

The peppermint bark is da bomb!

Journal of a ____ said...

Love the tree! Wish I could see it in all its glory. We will hopefully get a tree this week (if it ever stops snowing here).

Happy Hanukkah!

Amy said...

Brenda -
I found a new peppermint bark recipe and Denis said it was the best he has ever had! Three layers of barky goodness!

simplyme said...

I LOVE the tree! Beautiful and festive! Your baking list blows mine away. I have just made a lot of cookies...last night I finished with dinosaur cutouts that the kids (the hubs included) painted! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Ariel said...

Now that is a tree! Where is that little brown ornament you got from your friend in New York?