Some of our ornaments have been gifts from friends, others I've bought for fifty cents at Canadian Tire (like that sparkly green reindeer), and then there are the Rascal-produced ornaments (such as the clay tree below).
|Linen towel for glass polishing and a scrubber.|
Friendship and kindness are also everything. In this life it's the relationships we build and what we give to others with our own hearts that truly matters most.
|Gingerbread house pieces ready to be built.|
|Have you ever seen so much candy in your life?|
|Little Rascal's gingerbread house.|
I have the presents wrapped and ready for Christmas morning. Now that our Rascals are older we have fewer gifts so it didn't take me long.
|This is the 4 quart for the lemon sole.|
I also bought the 6 quart size for the roast beef.
1/2 cup butter
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup + 2 Tbs. white sugar
Add in 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing well
Add 1 tsp Cinnamon
Add 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
Add 6Tbs grated orange rind
Add the grated rinds of 2 lemons
Beat in 4 to 5 cups of flour, one cup at a time.
You want a stiffer dough, when the consistency looks ready for rolling you're done.
I typically use 4.5 cups with another half cup on the rolling surface.
(Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is. Keep an eye on them, you want them golden brown, they are almost a crunchy cookie.)
When they are fully cooled make an icing with confectioner's sugar and lemon juice, mixed as you go to the right consistency for spreading. Don't forget to tint the icing a light pink!
Love to all of you Tooties!