|I am looking forward to stretching out on the sofa and watching It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story!|
It doesn't matter that my dried oranges didn't quite turn out as planned, apparently there is a technique and I didn't have the right one!
|My ended up with slight little grill marks on them- oops!|
Though they didn't make it on to the tree as planned, I tossed them in bowls around the house with pine cones and fresh greens.
|Next year, I vow to figure out the trick to getting the perfect dried orange slices.|
There were other little holiday mishaps, like my mixer breaking down in the middle of holiday cookie baking.
|At least I can still make these. A friend brought these over- so clever! Who knew a Hershey Kiss, a chocolate dipped cherry, 2 slivered almonds and an Oreo cookie was all it took to make a mouse!!!|
I'm so glad I took a chance on orange this year, the color is so festive and the scent from pomanders fills every room in the house, invoking the spirit of a simple Colonial Christmas.
|I enlisted the college kid again this year for making pomanders- it made me deliriously happy watching my elf at work.|
I wish you all a Merry Little Christmas!