Yesterday was another busy out all day day for me. I left daisygirl and daisyboy4 home alone and this is what they got up to.....
Not sure how hygenic it is to have daisyboy4 on the bench with the dough but they had so much fun. The recipe came from the Advent sheet that was in the newsletter at church.
Jesse Tree Biscuits:
1 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oats
Blend butter, sugar,extract, salt. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Stir in Oats. Chill dough. Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness cut and bake at 180C for 8 - 10 minutes. Ice if you like.
And here is what is left after we took some for afternoon tea, lunches today and packed some up for Daisyboy7's class party this morning.
They even cleaned up the kitchen so by the time I got home last night from the hospital all was as it should be.
Quick note daisyboy20 came through the op with only a minor hiccup and is safely in bed and feeling sore and sorry this morning.
Christmas Trivia: The Jesse Tree
This is a popular Advent tradition ( well if you are catholic/christian although I believe in some Jewish sects there is also a similar thing for hannukah). A jesse tree named after the father of David is a tree that is decorated gradually throughout Advent with symbols or pictures of biblical persons associated with the coming of Jesus. This includes among others Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Mary. The creation of a Jesse Tree serves as a reminder of the preparatory nature of the Advent season.
I think the key word in that explanation is "gradually" our lead up to Christmas should be gradual a small piece every day.
December 2 on our Advent calendar is "decorate" today I will dig out the baubles and candle holders and put them around the house we aren't here for Christmas itself we will be at my brothers beach house so the tree up there will be a live one which we must make decorations for shells, driftwood, paper stars etc. But we will still have some decorations around the house to remind us of the gradual lead up to Christmas.
I have always been a little scared of growing orchids they seem like they need a lot of fuss, but no not really they can be ignored just like all my other garden plants and in return they give you this......................
Have a wonderful - gradual - day