Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Goodies

Today has been a great day for staying inside and making some Christmas goodies. It has rained all day. I'm not complaining because we desperately need the rain.

Kayla and Jarred helped make Chocolate Puddings - Instructions can be found HERE. I have boxed some up, in a clear box, ready to give our neighbours tomorrow.

We also made Yummy trees - another super easy recipe, that we use all through the year. At Christmas time they are trees, Easter we shape them into eggs. At other times just balls and we roll them in coconut.

200g Arrowroot biscuits crushed
1 cup coconut
2 Tbs Cocoa
1 tin of condensed milk
Mix it all together. Wet your hands and mold into tree shapes. Drizzle with white chocolate and sprinkle with something pretty. We only had 100's & 1000's.

And some gingerbread men - I rolled and cut, Jarred and Kayla decorated, while sampling.

And when Kloe got home from school, we put together our gingerbread house. I picked this up from Aldi, it was $10. The only thing that wasn't included was the icing.

I piped the icing and then the kids decorated it

And here is the finished product.

Have a great weekend. It's going to be a very wet one here.


Lynette van Barrelo said...

Woh! You are waaaay creative!

Congratulations to you, you certainly deserve it!

I might have to check out the Aldi store for my own version of a gingerbread house...

Melissa Goodsell said...

How scrummy do they all look on those baking trays! Just gorgeous :)

countryscrapper - aka - Helen said...

What gorgeous baking creations - you and the kids HAVE been busy, and yes, perfect weather for indoor things isn't it. I might just keep an eye out for one of those Gingerbread houses too, so cute.

Julie said...

Congrats on Masters, looking forward to working with you over the next year! Still waiting for my mag to arrive....
Julie Gordon

Rachael said...

yum - you've reminded me to do the xmas puddings tonight for my baking party. Thanks babe.

Oh and I have to make a gingerbread house too - another packet one LOL