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“Baby It’s Cold Outside….”

Christmas Movies make me happy. That’s that. Tonight’s daily Christmas movie; Snowglobe. This movie is one of my all-time favourites. It’s about a girl, Angela, who has a crazy family that keeps trying to set her up with guys and invade her personal space, and she wishes she could get away from it all – just for one Christmas. She then gets a snowglobe from an anonymous sender, which transport her inside the snowglobe at night while she sleeps. Then one day the boy she meets in the snowglobe follows her out, and well, let’s just go with – chaos follows. It’s an absolutely hilarious movie that everyone would love. I strongly recommend it.

On a side note, instead of baking I did a bit of a craft yesterday. I made an ice wreath – better than the last one. It’s quite easy to do actually, all you need is a round bundt cake pan, water, and something to decorate it with… I choose cranberries and blueberries, and leafs are a nice touch as well (or lettuce) t0 add a bit of colour.

Put a small amount of water in the bottom of your pan and drop in a few cranberries and blueberries

Add a few leaves/lettuce pieces, and make sure to push them under the water a bit, they'll float back up but some of them will stay slanted slightly. Place in the freezer.

After a few hours (I would say give it at least 4) the ice should be relatively frozen, Add more water, and put more cranberries and blueberries on top (it will create a depth to your wreath so you can see colours from all angles) Add a bit more water to fill it. **If you'd like, you can add a ribbon or string loop at this point, but I prefer leaving it to the end because as it melts a bit the ribbon/string can come loose**

Place the baking pan back in the freezer for a few more hours (I like to leave mine overnight just for the heck of it) When it's completely frozen you can remove it from the bundt pan

If you did not add the ribbon or string previously, tie it around the wreath for you to hang it

Hang your wreath outside (the cold weather should keep it nice and frozen) and enjoy

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“Hey Baby, I Think I Wanna ‘Merry’ You…”

Yes, I spelt ‘merry’ that way for a reason… don’t worry.

I watched my nightly Christmas movie last night, this time it was called “Will You Merry Me”…hence the title. It was a wonderful Christmas love story comedy about two people who meet when they try to buy the same appartment in New York…. six months later they’re engaged and meeting each others families… the girls parents are Jewish and had planned on spending their holiday in Aspen, instead of the small town where the boys family (who have the last name ‘Cringle’) live. Both mothers are about as opposite as they can get, and it’s an incredibly funny story.

I also did some crafts last night… I made an ice wreath, an idea I found on this blog… I love how it turned out, but I only really had blueberries to put in it. I’m going to try making another one this week with some more Christmas colours in it. But for now, this was simple and fun. I hung it off the flower hook outside.

I think it turned out nicely, and it was still out there today. I definitely want to try making some Christmas coloured ones. Maybe I could use some juice or some food colouring to make a multi coloured one. I’ll have to give it a try.

I did a little bit of baking today as well, a recipe for shortbread cookies I got from my cousin’s wife. They are so good, and quite literally melt in your mouth. It’s what I love about them. Rest assured I don’t use that phrase lightly either. When I was younger and we were staying in a hotel after my dad’s transplant, I remember my mom telling me that the bacon was so good, “it melts in your mouth”. Being 8 years old, I sat there for 10 minutes before my mom finally asked why I wasn’t eating. My response? “I’m waiting for the bacon to melt!” So when I say something melts in your mouth, I mean it! And these cookies, they melt in your mouth. It’s such an easy recipe too…

Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

1 cup of unsalted butter, whipped.
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (I prefer to add a bit more for flavour)
1 1/2 cups of flour

1. Whip the butter so it’s nice and soft and add the vanilla.

2. Mix in the flour, then scoop tea spoon sized portions onto a baking sheet.

3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes.

4. Remove carefully from the baking sheet (they break easily)

This recipe’s great for the holidays, who doesn’t like shortbread? I get approximately 18 cookies out of it, but I might do a scoop a little bigger than a teaspoon. Enjoy!

Anywho, I have one more essay to finish, and then an exam tomorrow, and I hope to put my Christmas tree up when I get home (I’ve never waited this long before to do that!) Wish me luck on my exam though, I’m definitely going to need it!

Happy Thursday y’all!