Monday, December 20, 2010

' Round here

 It's Christmas, Friends!
We've been doing alot of the following...

 hot spiced cider drinking

tree watchin'

and one of my very favorite things...

Christmas card reading!

The Great Road Trip of 2010 has brought us safely to our final destination... my parents' house. We are officially home for the holidays and enjoying every moment!

I'll be back soon to share memories from said road trip as well as the reveal of our next destination! Hope you are all having a merry holiday season!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

the promised sweet treat

Hey Friends! Greetings from Nashville, TN!

We are having a blast on the Great Road Trip of 2010, but I couldn't wait any longer to share this fun winter treat with you now that it's officially cold outside!

you will need...
peppermints // marshmallows // powdered sugar // skewers

unwrap your peppermints
{use candy canes if you prefer}

crush your peppermint
don't worry if you have some larger pieces...
 this is a great exercise in character building for those of us who may be a tiny bit on the perfectionist side, just sayin'

mix approximately 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of water
you will want a thicker consistency
use more sugar if your icing is too runny, more water if it's too stiff

 dip half of the marshmallow into your icing
pay little attention to my un-manicured nails. thanks.

now my favorite part...
dip the marshmallow icing side down into your peppermint pieces

allow approx an hour for the icing & mint to firm

hello, pretty treats

place the peppermint mallow on a skewer

serve these yummy treats with a cup of hot chocolate and you will have a crowd pleaser!
i always have a bundle sitting on my kitchen countertop during this season...
a sure sign that winter has come and Christmas is on it's way!