Wednesday, December 24, 2008


As you may or may not be able to tell from this picture, (Which amuses me-Indy has a frosty beard!) we've had a whole lotta snow here on the coast. It's not normal for this elevation and it's certainly made getting around the city pretty challenging. We got another dump of the white stuff last night and the sky still looks ominous this morning, so it's likely we're not finished yet. *groans*

Indy's been loving it though-it's so deep in the back yard that it's up to his chest and he has to bounce kind of like a kangaroo to get around. It's comical watching him. My husband put on my snowshoes yesterday and tromped a path around the yard to tamp the snow down so he could walk without sinking. Indy was attacking the long wooden piece at the back of the snow shoe the whole time, almost tripping him. It was pretty entertaining. The only thing was, somewhere along the line, Indy lost all his dog tags-his licence, proof of his rabies vaccination and his ID tag. He has a tattoo, but without the jingling, I never hear him and don't know where he is in the house. I cobbled together a new set this morning using some blank dog tags and my metal letter set, till I can see about getting them replaced after the holidays.

I've been busy making things, most of which I can't share because they are wrapped and under a tree somewhere. In the meantime, I spent yesterday making some of our favourite Xmas treats.

Nuts N' Bolts. It's a real challenge keeping my guys out of these so we have some for Xmas day!

Hamburger sausage which is an old family recipe. It's cured in a slow oven for about 8 hours. It's meant to be sliced thinly for sandwiches. DELICIOUS! I made 10, so we have some stashed away in the freezer for a rainy day.

Cabbage buns, another old family recipe. This is one of MY favourite things. I'd be happy just having this for lunch and nothing else. The filling inside the buns are fried cabbage and onions.

This was a new recipe that I tried yesterday. It's cracker toffee and believe me, it's not only incredibly simple, but tasty. I have it hidden in the back of the fridge in a tin on the hope that it will last while I am out today!

I do have one pic I can share of something I made this week. We always have friends over for dinner and we all decided the prizes in the store bought Xmas crackers suck. I know I can do better than that, so I made us each crackers with cooler prizes. I have a feeling this is going to become a yearly tradition.

Anyway, the last couple of days of the 12 days of Xmas are up and the very last gift will be posted tomorrow, so go take a peek. That's it for me, till after Boxing Day.. I wish you all a safe and happy Xmas! Joyeux Noel!


halowrites said...

oh, it all looks so good! :) I hope you guys have a truly wonderful xmas.

and! thank you SO much for the lovely xmas card which arrived yesterday on xmas eve-- perfect timing. I am so very glad you're my friend, too. <3


Kris Henderson said...

Oh wow Indy looks absolutely marvelously happy!
And your food made me hungry!
Enjoy the white stuff :)