Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Woohoo Wednesday!

It's a good thing I only make Mexican Wedding cookies around the holidays.

I've already had a bunch today. I even had some for breakfast. My family loves them too but we certainly don't need to be eating them all the time.

I decided to stay home this evening rather than going to another meeting. Tried a snowflake pattern Gloria at Crochet Galore posted about here.

And whipped up some cranberry bread.

In a small bowl mix 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped nuts
In a bigger bowl add 2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1tsp of salt. Cut in 2 TBS of shortening. Add 3/4 cup orange juice and one well beaten egg. Mix until just blended. Then fold in the cranberry and nuts. Bake in greased tins til done.

Tonite's Oprah had Barbra Streisand on along with Robert Redford, their first interview together ever. Memories, light the corners of my mind ... When I was 12, that was one of my favorite songs along with Evergreen. My now 12 year old thinks I'm lame. Ha!

My cousin, Gwen, loves Barbra and is having a giveaway over at her place. You can visit her here to enter. Everyone in Oprah's audience received Barbra's book A Passion for Design which is one of Gwen's giveaway items.

Tomorrow is our last day of school and then the Winter Break begins! Now that's a big Woohoo!

Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday in your corner of the world. Friendship blessings, Tammy

17 comments:

Avery James Photography said...

I've never had a Mexican Wedding cookie before, I'll have to check those out sometime! And those crocheted snowflakes are gorgeous! :) :)

Marilyn said...

Tammy, it's Christmas....eat them til they're gone....and then make some more!! I love cranberry bread...and your snowflakes are so pretty...enjoy it all!! :)

A Vintage Chic said...

I LOVE Mexican Wedding cookies! Looks like you had quite a creative day, Tammy! A BIG whoo hoo for Christmas break--we're still two days away, and I can't wait to have my girls home with me & my college girl, too...aaahhhh, the holidays!

Have a most wonderful day, my friend, and eat those cookies with joy!

Julie

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW TALL THE BOYS LOOK. AND THEIR SITTING DOWN. HA!!
THE COOKIES SOUND DELICIOUS. I COPIED IT DOWN TO MAKE. THANKS FOR THE RECEIPE.
LOVE KAY

crochet lady said...

I like those kind of cookies too. Yes..woohoo for the last day of school. Hope you have a nice break.

Jan said...

I've been a Barbra fan for decades...and Evergreen always made me weep. When we went to see the movie, there wasn't enough kleenex on the planet to dry the tears. Sobbbbbbb....

Mayhaps I shall go to the website to try and win the book. She's still a class act.

Cranberry bread AND Mexican wedding cakes! Are you tryin to make me fat????? I love both of them and you cannot stop at ONE cookie, I don't care who you are! They are THE best!

Thanks for YOUR recipe and I hope you WHOOOOHOOO time off is relaxing and wonderful. Just like you!

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

Your bakings look yummy and your crochet work is looking great as well.
For sure you will embrace the days after tomorrow! Winter Break doesn't make sense in your area but a break is a break. How about the dust? Did it settle? Hope so!

Have a great day and even better days ahead.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Serena said...

The cranberry bread sounds delicious...thanks for the recipe. I've never tried Mexican Wedding cookies either so have no idea what they taste like....must be good if you find it hard to stay away from them.

Btw, I LOVE your Christmas blog banner!

OH yes....Memories was one of my favourite songs during that time also. I've always liked Barbra Streisand. Gwen has been very generous with her giveaway...I'm hoping I win!

bunny said...

I bake Tea Cakes...I think those are the same thing. And that Cranberry Bread looks scrumptious! According to me daughter...I dress lame too...but I'm suppose to I tell her...I'm your mother...lol

tootles,
bunny

glor said...

Ohhhhhh, those cookies are my most favorite Christmas cookie. I'll be right there to help with their disappearance. The bread looks equally wonderful. You family must be thrilled. Happy winter break to you.

Diane said...

You too? I love those Mexican Wedding cookies. My daughter Cathy makes them for me every Christmas. Your crochet is so pretty. You're a speedy crocheter! Robert Redford! I adored him for so many years. The first time I saw him was in a made-for-TV movie called This Property Has Been Condemned with Natalie Wood. Nobody ever heard of him at that time. Oh - - sorry. You were talking about Barbra Streisand. Have a great vacation! Diane

Anonymous said...

Hope the Mexican Wedding Cookies made your day extra sweet. My baking will happen next week, and you had better know that those same cookies will be on my list of those to make. Wish you were here to share them with me. The cranberry bread is the same recipe I have. It is one of my favorite things... Not quite as chic as Oprah's favorite things, but wonderful just the same... HA!

Have a wonderful day. Glad you got some good craft time in last night!

Love,
Renee

Theresa said...

You are BUSY when you stay home! cookies, bread and doileys? geewiz girl slow down! The bread looks yummy, thank you for the recipe! The cookies do too, and that would have been my breakfast too! Theresa xoxo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dearest Tammy

I can just imagine your excitement at finishing school tomorrow!!!!
Your blog is looking so festive and ready for Christmas - I love your music - "You and all your families"....fa la la la!!!

We are having a pre Christmas celebration at our house on Monday night, as we will be sailing north on the 22nd to have Christmas with family at their beach house in a gorgeous unpopulated part of our country!
I probably won't be back blogging until late in January so......
Wishing a wonderful Christmas celebration with your family dear Tammy, I'll be thinking of you.
Take care
Christmas hugs
Shane xx

Claus said...

I saw bits of the interview. She - Barbra - looks so great!, don't you think?
The snowflakes look wonderful! you did a good job.
Have a great day!! Maybe less dusty? I hope so!!

oldgreymare said...

Wedding cookies are my favorite.
You cannot eat just one, it is impossible. You always fool yourself, it's just a little cookie... and 15 minutes later you've had at least three! Right?

Merry Merry to you and yours

xx
z

sonya said...

HI Tammy,
I LOVE the mexican wedding cookies! I could eat the whole batch!:) Not really, but almost. Your cranberry bread looks really good.
I think I'll make some mexican wedding cookies. I usually do for Christmas.
Blessings,
Sonya

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