Friday, December 21, 2012

Aahh a few days off!

It's arrived...it's that time of the year when even though there is work to do, people close their offices and take time off, and that's just what I'm doing as of this afternoon...yay!

I've just baked some Almond Crescent Cookes. I hadn't tried the recipe before but they taste quite nice.  I got the recipe from here. I gave up on turning them into crescents and instead rolled them into logs and sliced them into discs. I don't have much patience for moulding into shapes!! Some of these will get packaged into cello bags for small gifts.

I also made a version of the Chocolate Ripple Cake this afternoon as we have a Christmas breakup tomorrow and we were asked to bring a dessert. I layered Milk Coffee biscuits and Chocolate Ripple biscuits between whipped cream in which I had added some vanilla essence, icing sugar and some dissolved coffee. It will sit in the fridge overnight and by tomorrow lunchtime it will be a delicious, soft, cake-like texture. Always a favourite.

The letters we have received in the mail over the past couple of weeks have been an interesting mix of Christmas and Sympathy cards, due to my Dad's passing.I received some beautiful flowers too from an association I'm involved with. Simple reminders that we have lots of lovely friends.

I'm sure I won't get around to another post before Christmas, so I wish all my blog friends a happy Christmas and hope you can spend it with those you love.

This is my holiday workout plan!!!  Hope you enjoy my humour!!




6 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Reply to comment

Love the cookies, I am in the midst of baking too. I hope you enjoy your time off and have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. I am having a glass of wine too. lol Hugs, Marty

Naturally Carol said... Reply to comment

Your biscuits look delicous Annette. I hope you all have a wonderfully merry Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and joyful year ahead!

shez said... Reply to comment

Annette i am so sorry to hear the sad news about your dad,my heart goes out to you.Merry xmas to you and your family .xx

Pip said... Reply to comment

I've been putting off my baking until Sunday or Monday, otherwise we will eat everything before my sister arrives. The recipe for the Almond Crescents sounds nice, might have to try that as well. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Annette.

Joolz said... Reply to comment

Ooh, that Chocolate Ripple cake looks so good! It's so easy but so impressive, I reckon! I will be baking up a storm today so stay tuned. Thanks for the email...

Cheers - Joolz

c. Joy said... Reply to comment

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! I've enjoyed your blog this past year and I'm sorry to read of your father's death. Peace to you and yours.

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