Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stocking Up...and Letting go...

I baked a Cinnamon Bun Cake a few days ago.  It's for when Larry and I want something sweet and I don't need to get into the kitchen twenty dozen times a week!  Cake and frosting freeze great as long as you get as much of the air out of the baggies as you can.  Recipe HERE

These Asian fries are made a local restaurant we love to visit...thin and deep fried! 
Anybody up for French toast with powdered sugar and lemon juice?  Great combo...

You've probably already seen this one but...Find The Car!  There really is one!  Clue: Volkswagen...

And saved the best one for last...Get it?  This is the state of our kids education these days...it would seem...lol

Well, hope you're having a good week so far...I'm just about to wrap up all my "doings" for Christmas.  We are going lean this year.  We use to have tons of presents under the tree when the kids were younger but...when your children are in the mid forties and your grandkids are late teens and early twenties, you just seem to shift gears.  SO...it'll be one bag instead of stockings and tons of presents...and a bit of cold hard cash.  They are all going on a ski trip to Colorado the day after Christmas so, cash is appreciated.  Oh, I fill the bags with goodies and small gifts as well so no one complains.  It's just that they're growing older, as we all are, and making their own money so...it's time to back off the accelerator and let them begin to take the lead.  What a hard thing to do...I hate it...
Well, will be over to check on you...Any decorating tips?  It's fun to see what all of you are doing for Christmas...
Later!




12 comments:

Sally said...

That cake? Shame on you! Will you mail me a slice, please. I'll give you my address. LOL

I could NOT find the car, and it's too early (for me). :(

I understand, of course, about the older kids and cold hard cash. I sure hope they have a great trip.

Are you retired yet?
xoxo

Anvilcloud said...

I scanned for the car but didn't see it.

As for gifts, I think we will always do stockings, but we set limits, especially for the adults.

Sally said...

I'm gonna keep looking until I find that *&%$ car! :)

xoxo

Terri said...

That car search almost made me blind when I tried it on facebook. But I did finally see the little car. I need a slice of that cake too- just drop a slice in the mail please. LOL!

Sandra Cox said...

What a wonderful post. Though it did make me hungry! Ha.
I found the car.......
It sounds like you and your family will have a wonderful Christmas. Times change don't they?
Happy Holidays.

Ann Thompson said...

I swear your blog always makes me gain a couple pounds. I found the car And that one about the date is funny but rather sad.
We're having Avery lean Christmas here as well

Lee said...

Found the car! Whoohooo!!!

I'll bow out on the cake, thanks...but only because I've so many Christmas sweet treats around here at present! lol You cake sounds great. :)

Do I have to date this?

If I don't get back before Christmas...I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas...a great one...and I hope 2018 treats you all kindly. :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Ha, ha. The teacher "date" is hilarious. Couldn't find the car. Made me dizzy. LOL Great food and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Out on the prairie said...

no use freezing the cake, it would be gone in 3 days. Made your toffee and pralines this last week twice.MMMMMMMM

Lin said...

I know all about the kids getting older and the buying just isn't as fun as it used to be. I still make sure everyone gets something to read, some socks and something fun, like a toy of some sort.

Jenny said...

Oooooh I love having slices of homemade cake in freezer bags, just ready for a late-night snackie attack. That cake looks scrumptious. We've scaled back a bit too, not least because with two weddings looming and many other expenses, there just aren't the funds. No matter! All we need is love. Lots of that to you, my friend! xoxo

Dick said...

Found the car, easy because I have a Volkswagen, lol