Mr. ETB had the day off work, and the boys spent the day taping batteries and wire together to power lightbulbs, fans, and other assorted science projects. I mean, they spent hours at this, which left mama with loads of free time. Hooray for involved fathers. They were also somewhat secretive and sent me to my room. I suspect there was some gift wrapping taking place. I hope I'm getting an electric pencil sharpener this year-I really do want one.
I put the cookie press to work making rosemary cheese savoury spritz crackers. They're nice, sort of like a shortbread made from expensive sheep's milk cheese, and butter. There's some flour in there too, but not much. Anyway, now the season feels complete because I used the cookie press.
When they sneak off to bed, I have some fancy Cara Cara oranges, chocolates, and caramel corn to fill the stockings. Danny is getting an erector set, papa is getting socks and a documentary about the MC5, and with any luck, I'm getting an electric pencil sharpener, new kitchen shears, or a hot-water bottle. I ask for the good stuff at Christmas because I know come my birthday in February, he'll forget and just run out to buy me a box of root beer flavoured popsicles and a copy of Nebraskaland magazine which is kind of like Cosmo for the hunting/fishing crowd.
All Best for a very merry Christmas,
The Eat The Blog Family