Saturday, December 10, 2011

Frosting and Fun

Today was the first Saturday in months that we weren't running out the door early to get to a soccer game or some other commitment. It was so nice to sleep in a bit and get a few things done around the house.

Tonight we have a Christmas party at church. For the past two years, I was the head of the party committee, so this year it's nice to not have to worry about all of the details of the night.  I do get to play the piano while the kids sing a few Christmas song, so that will be fun.

For the party tonight, we were asked to bring a dessert. I just whipped up some Ghiradelli brownies and topped them with some peppermint frosting. I make this frosting every year at Christmas time. If you like candy canes, you should give it a try.

Peppermint Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese
1 - 2 Tablespoons of milk
12 candy canes, smashed into tiny pieces
Red Food Coloring

Beat the powdered sugar, cream cheese and milk until desired consistency. You can add more milk if needed. Mix in the red food coloring and candy canes.

Perfect for frosting brownies, sugar cookies or chocolate cake.

I have the past three days of my December Daily album to share.

Our Christmas elf left us a painting of a Christmas tree on day 7 and I thought it would be fun to write a bit about our elf.

On day 8 we had an end of the season soccer party at Peter Piper Pizza. The kids all had a great time. I used to really dislike going there because it was stressful keeping track of my kids every second. Now that they are a little older, it's not too bad going there.

Last night we had a family night out which involve a little choir concert, dinner at Cafe Rio and shopping at Target.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


  1. that frosting looks DELICIOUS!! we had our party last night, and it was the FIRST time I wasn't involved--the rest of my family was....LOVE these pages!!

  2. Hmm I may have to try this frosting - I love peppermint! Sounds like you've been busy!

  3. Yummmmmmmmm to that frosting!!! And loving the latest daily pages!!! I just started putting mine in this AM.... but need a new sharpie to do my journaling... lol... all my black ones dried out!! How did that happen?!?! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Mmmm the frosting sounds and looks so yummy--especially on those big brownies! Cute DD pages too--I love the music paper and the Elf's painting ;)



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