Okay, so it’s been weeks since I've posted something here. My excuse is the calendar.
I think one’s attitude has a lot to do with which side of the shopping we are on. I’ve been trying to have a good attitude but it’s been a challenge.
Along with the aforementioned shopping, there has been the decorating and the gatherings and---well, you know.
I tried out a new recipe. A friend was bragging about how wonderful his Christmas Stollen was. I figured I should learn how to make it since my hubby’s family is mostly Scandinavian. Besides it gave me a good excuse to break out the yeast and sugar and fill the house with yummy smells.
I followed this recipe http://whatscookingamerica.net/Bread/DresdenStollen.htm.
Mine looked a lot like this recipe picture except I left out the nuts since I was taking it to a party. I plan to make more, this time with nuts. I’d never used cardamom spice before but found it a nice change from cinnamon, and recognized the flavor from those lovely Danish pastries I’ve enjoyed.
Good news: I’ve been selling a lot of paintings from my Etsy Shop.
The bad news: the huge lines at the post office. Good news: I’ve had time to read a lot of your blog posts on my phone while standing in those lines. Today I had to stand for quite a while behind a guy whose back pack smelled like a rotted carcass. The whole place smelled like wet socks and sweat.
One other note.