Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Eve of Christmas Eve

Christmas time's a coming!
Hand cut, painted and stenciled blocks stacked into a tree
Here I sit, taking a break from dozens of little odds and ends that need to get done.  The music is playing, listening to Andrea Bocelli's - My Christmas - right now. The Christmas lights are on throughout the house.  It won't be long now that all the preparations for the biggest holiday of the year will be complete and with the snap of our fingers another Christmas Day will be history.
Handpainted butter knife by Dorothy Egan
The house is ready for the most part.  Shopping is done!  Food prep is beginning by getting as much cut, cooked, grated and mixed before Saturday morning.  Pulling out serving pieces for the buffet and working on how to fit everything for our "on-going" buffet on the counter and around the family room.
Quilted Santa card by Chris Malone
I had hoped to write posts each day till Christmas, unfortunately everyday life seems to always throw me a curve.  What a person to do?  Best to just not worry!
Sculpted Snowman by Rebekah Meier
It's such a pleasure sitting and enjoying the decorated house during this time.  The scents of pine and spices in the air say Christmas ... wintertime.

Just finished making homemade Hot Fudge Topping and Caramel Topping for Christmas Day.  Dessert will consist of Homemade cookies and ice cream sundaes with these luscious toppings.

Heavenly Hot Fudge Sauce
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. of unsweetened chocolate
3 cups sugar
1 (14 1/2oz.) can of evaporated milk
Melt butter in top of a double boiler.  Add chocolate and stir till melted. Add sugar and milk to  chocolate mixture and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring constantly.  Store unused sauce in refrigerator. Heat slightly before serving.

NOTE: Photos are all handmade decorations.  Just a couple of holiday items around the house. 

1 comment:

  1. Yummy Madeline! Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas to you and your family.