After seeing Santa yesterday, we took Savannah's annual cookie picture...holding the signature spatula...her 3rd Christmas Cookie pic!
This morning Savannah woke up around 6am and I had plans for her. She and I snuck down to the kitchen to make Bourbon Balls, a surprise for Daddy...here she is stirring in her PJ's.
Grandma came over this afternoon and we kept baking! While Savannah was napping, the sugar cookies were baked so when she woke up she could help decorate. Here Grandma is showing Savannah how to get the icing the perfect colors.
Savannah loved decorating the cookies with sprinkles...she especially loved sampling her art work...on every cookie...it was so funny. The sweetest part of the whole day was when Savannah looked at Grandma and said "Grandma, this is fun!".
Had the nicest start to my work day exchanging gifts with my sweet co workers! Nothing like seeing presents under "Goldie" our office poinsettia. This also sparked the debate of the spelling of this festive plant!
Here is a good laugh for a chilly Wednesday morning. I was taking Savannah to school this morning...I got her buckled in, got in the drivers seat and turned the car on. Just as I was ready to pull out of the garage I hear Savannah say from the back seat "Play Bruce Springsteen!!". I asked her where she learned that and she said "Daddy"!
Came across this receipe in People Magazine of all places....Matt Damon paired up with Chef Ming Tsai to cook these at a benefit for the Family Reach Foundation. Thanks to Matt and Ming - this recipe will be a keeper in our house!
1 tbsp cracked black peppercorns
1/4 cup red wine
6 tbsp Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp soy sauce
3/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp canola oil
1 lb hanger steak, trimmed and sliced acrosss grain into 1/4 in thick strips
20 (6-8 inch) bamboo skewers soaked in water for 30 min
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Stir peppercorns in a small skillet over medium-high heat 2-4 minutes until fragrant and smoking; transfer to a large glass bowl. Add 1 tsp salt and next 5 ingredients. Whisk oil gradually into mixture until smooth
2. Toss beef in oil mixture to coat. Cover and chill 4 hours.
3. Thread beef strips onto skewers leaving 1 to 2 inches of skewer open at 1 end. Season with salt and pepper
4. Preheat grill to medium high. Cook beef to medium doneness, about 2-3 minutes per side.