Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Baby It's Cold Outside
The weekend brought with it our Christmas party for work, bitter cold and snow. With our big party over, and virtually all of the Christmas shopping complete, I feel like I can settle in and enjoy the season.
Dangerous roads and the extreme cold on Sunday kept me indoors, and put me in the mood for baking. I found this recipe for Spicy Ginger Twigs on pinterest and tried it out. I was expecting a light crisp cookie and they are more like mini biscotti's. Though I was initially disappointed in that, once I had adjusted my expectation, I really enjoyed them. They have a touch of cayenne in addition to typical gingerbread spices, which gives them a nice heat. A perfect little treat with a cup of coffee or tea. It is the second dessert recipe that I have tried in the last week that called for using a pizza cutter. I love finding new uses for things!
We were able to try out the tractors snow blower yesterday, and what a difference! We are so thankful that we have this in what seems to be an early and active winter season. With light snow in the forecast most of the rest of the week, and mid-afternoon temperatures today hitting about zero, I think that I may just have to find some more tasty treats to keep me busy in the warmth of the kitchen as the week progresses.