Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas and all its projects!

Christmas has officially taken over my life.  ; )

I am actually done shopping for my children's gifts and for my family exchange...and thanks to a fundraising teenager in my neighborhood--they are ALL wrapped!!

But I still have many projects that I am working on for friends.  Today I spent 2 hours cutting out satin,  and now I have been hand-stitching it all together.  (I have to be vague in case certain friends follow my blog... ; )  I have also been painting and I have 2 knitting projects currently on needles that I try to take with me anywhere that I might have a free minute!

Darn...I should have taken one with me to Recipe Club last night! ; )

Speaking of Recipe Club...I thought I would share the recipe for my favorite holiday treat that I took to share last night.

Peppermint Eggnog...yummm! friend Anna introduced me to this about 10 years ago, and it was LOVE at first sip!

It's so simple and so delicious.  Bring it to your next holiday party...that way you won't drink it ALL by yourself.

1/2 gallon Peppermint Ice Cream
1/2 gallon store bought Eggnog
2 liters Sprite

I mix half at a time in my punch bowl. Place scoops of ice cream on bottom of punch bowl.  Pour eggnog over the ice cream and then add Sprite while you stir.   Use a potato masher just to break up the largest chunks of ice cream...but you WANT small to medium chunks because that is the YUMMIEST part!

(Not my picture...but looking at it makes we want more! ; )

Hope you are ENJOYING this Christmas season...and most of all remembering the true reason we celebrate and give gifts to those we love!
Merry Christmas!