Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

And all through our house,
Presents sit waiting to be wrapped
While I'm clicking my mouse...

Well, that's all I've got. I was trying to think of a great little poem for you, but I just don't have it in me tonight. Might be the fact that I got 5 hours of sleep last night and am ready to crash!!


I just wanted to wish my readers and their families a Merry Christmas...with all the excitement over gifts and get-togethers, let's not forget the reason we celebrate.

You wouldn't celebrate a stranger's birthday, right? Then make sure Jesus isn't a stranger in your home and your heart.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday Tip O' the Day

Oh man, I just realized I never did my Tip O' the Day last week! Sorry!!! With Christmas coming up, I sort of got sidetracked and forgot. Well, actually it probably has NOTHING to do with Christmas, but it sounded good anyway.

On to today's tip:

When making a pie crust from scratch,

  • refrigerate all ingredients and utensils for at least 30 minutes before starting (or use your redneck refrigerator if you don't have room...)
  • use ice water
  • flatten dough slightly before chilling
  • roll out between sheets of waxed paper


  • use whole wheat flour (it just doesn't work well in a crust)
  • use the wrong beater attachment on your mixer (okay, maybe that's just my mistake)
  • handle the dough any more than necessary (it makes for a tough crust)
  • attempt to roll out between sheets of plastic wrap (way too sticky)
Note to self: in the future, just get the Jiffy pie crust tastes pretty good, and is easy to make. I think it's also cheaper than making it from scratch.

Since I missed last week, I'll give you a two/the price of one:

When making Christmas gifts for your children, make them as you get the fabric (WEEKS AGO) instead of waiting until 3 days before Christmas to START your projects. Because if you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet and you have to spend HOURS cooped up in your room working on the aforementioned projects, you are most likely going to end up having to go shopping on Christmas Eve. And Christmas Eve is when you also need to WRAP all of the homemade and store-bought gifts. Because you totally procrastinate in just about everything you do.

I'm SO in trouble.

Note to self: email a link to this blog post to myself to be delivered in October 2009. Which I probably won't read until at least January 2010. Oh well, maybe by December 2010 I'll have my act together.

But probably not.