Sunday, December 21, 2008

SNOW!

That's right, enormous, floofy, all-caps SNOW. Not just a little, but lots and lots of it. It started falling Friday afternoon, continued through Saturday, and most of today. This picture was taken this morning... there has been more snow since. Not good for being outside, but wonderful weather for staying inside and getting domestic.


The cats enjoyed their spot on top of the fireplace... we didn't light it, but they like it up there anyway. They lounged, Mr. Batty and I flopped around the house, I knit. I'd love to show you the Super Secret Holiday Knitting. Unfortunately, I won't be able to until after the holidays.


So instead, I will show you pictures of the other thing I like to do with my free time: Cooking! See this orange stuff? That's cream of carrot soup. Cream of roasted carrot, to be exact, and it's wonderful on a cold day. Thick and yummy and... well, very orange.


Speaking of thick and creamy, behold this year's egg nog! It's thick and golden and made of all-organic ingredients. Well, except for the booze. It's amazing how much more flavor an organic egg imparts. We can really taste the difference.


And what would the holidays be without cookies? In our house, they have to be bat cookies, of course. Christmas Bats! I have red and green sprinkles and I was going to decorate them, but Mr. Batty isn't feeling well and I like the way they taste as-is. So no sprinkles on these cookies. But they're bats!


We also made a couple of ghosts. These are the Ghost of Christmas Past cookies. Because we have to have something geeky in there, right?


I'm going back to my holiday knitting now. It's Sunday... must knit faster.

13 comments:

Elspeth said...

Oh the kitties are so cute! And the bat cookies of course!

adrienne said...

I love the cookies! They're so much fun :) (and the soup sounds totally awesome!)

Mary, Mary... said...

We used to live in DC and I still miss that poofy snow. (not the 100% humid summers) I was THIS close to making dog 'bat' biscuits and opted for dog 'gingerbread man' biscuits instead. The one thing about that Twinkle Soft Chunky is that it's gonna felt naturally. Sooner than later. Uh, not my problem.....!

Bonnie said...

Love the bat and ghost cookies!

Norm Deplume said...

So far, we've only gotten ice. Now it's cccccoollld here.

Your ghost of Christmas past cookies are totally cracking me up. I could see a whole 'Christmas Carol' theme in my head. Victorian decorations, ghost cookies, chains as garland on the tree, etc etc. love it.

Gingerbread said...

I love the bat cookies that made me laugh. Oh I wish it was snowing here,because I am a big kid really. Merry Christmas to you and Mr Batty & cats. Julie.C

sgeddes said...

I love the snow scene. That is once thing I miss at Christams time here is the south. The kitties look so comfy on the mantle.

Bezzie said...

Wasn't the snow great???? I love your take on xmas cookies--ha ha!!!

weezalana said...

What adorable cookies! Would that make this Hallochristmas? Christmasween?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Reminiscent of the Fright Before Christmas. Isn't that the name of the Tim Burton movie?

Linnea said...

Your cookies are by far the most charming I've seen during the season. Can't say anything about the kitties - my own two troublemakers would be jealous :)

Maureen said...

You know I love those bats cookies And several different patterns too! They look good! Ok, when do we get to see your Super Secret Holiday Knitting? Can't wait!

Zonda said...

Ok, drooling now between the soup, egg nog and cookies!