~14th day of Christmas~
FUN FOOD FRIDAY!
~I was delighted to find this fun Christmas "Peppermint candy" dish on sale for 50% off. (It makes it more fun when you realize that we cannot get peppermint candies like this here in Colombia, so I was REALLY surprised to see this dish! =)
~15th day of Christmas!~
Our mid-week service at our church here is on Thursday. Sis. Farly told me that every Thursday during December the ladies work together to bring in a snack to share together after the service. Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly did the first Thursday. Sis. Farly made a yummy cold drink and served some donuts.
I volunteered for the 2nd Thursday. I was SO HAPPY to find This High altitude sugar cut-out cookie recipe to make.
(For those of you who don't know, when you try to make regular cut out cookie recipes at the nearly 9,000 ft. above sea level that Bogota is...they RUN all over your cookie sheet, they lose their form, and the baker wants to WEEP! I ought to know, for I've tried to make cut-out cookies here for over 6 years, with NO SUCCESS.)
So, bless this dear ladies' heart for posting this High altitude cut-out cookie recipe. It made for some fun yummy cookies which our people really enjoyed!
I also made some "Choc. Covered Cherry" cookies...by stirring in chopped up maraschino cherries into my Choc. chip cookies! =)
cheese ball that I posted awhile back. Here the cream cheese is a lot softer, so I couldn't make my cheese ball into fun Christmas shapes like I wanted to (Snowman, wreath, pine cone, etc.), or they would just fall apart.
So, I made a double batch of this cheese ball, spread it out on a Christmas plate and made a Poinsettia flower to decorate the top.
Poinsettia Flower decoration: Use basil leaves for the green, cut red pepper into the red leaves, and use yellow pepper chopped (or I used cheddar cheese chopped into small squares) for the yellow center of the flower. =)
I served 2 of these "cheese ball plates" with whole wheat and regular crackers and they were a HIT!~
~We had a delightful evening fellowship-ing together after church.~