Taaaaaa-coooooooos!

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I love the little tacos. I love them goooood. (High five if you get the reference.)
You are looking at a delicious homemade taco.
We bought corn tortillas (although for the record I have made them from scratch before), sprayed with oil, and baked on the oven rack for 10 minutes at 375°.
Most of the meat is home-ground, but we did buy some today because we didn’t have enough.
The seasoning is homemade, slightly adapted from a recipe I found on the internet. I’ll try to remember to share it soon.
Lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese are cut/shredded by hand.
I did not make the sour cream but just give me time…. ;)

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Oh and this is a tortilla sprayed with oil, sprinkled with cinnamon-nutmeg-sugar, and baked. Next time maybe a bit more of the sugar mixture, and maybe a sweet cream cheese frosting to dip in. (Or maybe honey?)

I wasn’t planning to blog this but it was so damn delicious… I’ll be back tomorrow with a year-end post. (In fact, I’m going to go draft it right now.)

Hope your celebrations have been merry and bright, and that none of your guests have overstayed their welcome.

Gluten Formation

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It’s snowing pretty hard out there, and almost 100% humidity. It took about a whole cup of extra flour to pull this dough together, and there’s only 3 cups in the recipe. Yikes. (Yes I know that Saturday is the totally wrong day to make challah.)

Holiday Crafting

Happy holidays everyone!
We finally got seasonal weather up here in the North Country, and the weather today was positively delightful, so we went out and played in the snow. Missy and Charlie (the dog) had a ton of fun.

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Missy and I built this baby snowman. “The snowman” asked us to build his dad, but the snow wasn’t packing well so we will try again soon.

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We went on a quest for a sled, which were nearly sold out everywhere. We did find one though, and Missy played with it a little. Tomorrow if the weather is nice we will go to the hill.

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We did inside stuff too! I made a big batch of gingerbread, and we went to town with icings and sprinkles.

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We made a lot of them. ;)

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I also made a gingerbread house! We put tree and man cookies outside on the lawn, too. There’s also a couple pies lurking in my kitchen, and a fruitcake in the oven.

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Last but not least, check out these stockings! I made them! I’m really proud of them.

I truly hope you are all safe and happy and warm tonight, and every night. Happy holidays if you are celebrating, and joy to all the world.

Eep!

My mother in law is coming today.

For eleven days.

Just a glimpse

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I’m about to cut into these lovely fabrics to make new stockings. We have been cleaning and organizing like craaaazy the last couple days. Its been one of those years where I have just constantly been behind schedule, so I am thankful for a chance to catch up on all the clutter and start 2013 fresh and clean.

Question

Is there anything better than argyle knee socks (with hot pink toes, natch) and warm purple sweatpants?

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Answer: no. No there is not.

Tragedy

My four-year-old daughter has been running a fever all day.

I consider myself infinitely blessed to have been able to hold her in my arms all day.

My heart is with all the mothers with empty arms tonight.

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