I’d really like to know where December went. How did we just fly through the last 24 days in a blink? We decided with the family to keep gifts very small as we had a family vacation in September where Joe and I renewed our vows to each other… for another decade, if he behaves himself??! No. I am a very lucky woman. He is the easiest person to fall in love with, and I keep falling in love with him every year. Yuck, mushy, ew. Ok, Ok.
Aaaaaaanyways… I wish you a beautiful and blessed Christmas with your loved ones. Try to count to ten when things get hairy. And you know they will, right?! And if you do not celebrate Christmas, at least enjoy the extra day off from work. Or is your Boss like Bill Murray from “Scrooged“? ” If I’m working late, you GOTTA work late! If you can’t work late, I can’t work late! If I can’t work late, I CAN’T WORK LATE!”
I digress. I posted a few pictures from our family vacation because I was lazy this year and didn’t do Christmas cards. Yeah, go ahead and boo me. I have also posted two recipes: one for your loved ones and one for your beloved pooch. For those of you that have dogs and consider them your child [yeah, you] they will LOVE this recipe, and you can pronounce every ingredient, too! I’m not the only one where our dog eats better than us, right?!
So, from our house to yours, may your Christmas be bright! Thank you for a wonderful year. I really do appreciate every single one of you and I look forward to capturing more memories in 2014!
Remy LeBeau [woof], Joe and Shannon
Seriously. My husband only eats six things. And he hates desserts. Yes, you read that correctly. And yet I still love him despite his lack of good taste in sugar and candy and everything sweet!! So, when he says these are the BEST Snickerdoodles he has ever tasted, I am inclined to believe him. Oh, and my friends say they are the Bomb, too. Not like the nuclear reactor kind of bomb: but an explosion of cinnamon and sugar with just a hint of a soft middle and a hard edge, perfect for dunking. But I’ll let you decide for yourself.
2 1/2 C flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C butter, slightly softened [the REAL stuff people]
1 tsp cinnamon [or in our house, just dump it in]
Oven at 375. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Beat the butter and 1 1/2 C of sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Add the dry ingredients. Beat on low until well mixed. Form 1 inch dough balls. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon in a bag. Roll the balls in cinnamon-sugar mix. Place 2 inches apart. *At your own risk, sprinkle extra cinnamon-sugar on top. Bake 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!
ICE CREAM FOR DOGS
Make your own with ingredients you can pronounce. Try different variations, too! p.s. ~ Remy LeBeau L.O.V.E.S. this!
1 pint of PLAIN, low-fat yogurt. Organic is best.
2 tsp of honey [raw is best]
1/4 C of peanut butter. Organic is best and make sure there is NO additional sugar added. [Did you forget that part where I mentioned that our dog eats better than us?!]
1/4 C of carrots
Puree or mix in blender until well mixed and smooth. Freeze. And watch your dog do all kinds of tricks you thought he didn’t know… just to get another scoop of ice cream.
*You can also do a mix of frozen blueberries, strawberries and blackberries in replace of the banana’s. About 1/2 C.
See those two pictures at the bottom right? That was a canoeing experience we will never forget… thanks to these pictures! haha. My F.I.L. almost overturned the canoe he was sitting in and then he also took out that white sunfish kayak next to him. All within four feet of the dock.