On Christmas Eve, we took a trip to DaBob Bay and had a hot dog roast, pulled up the crab cages and did some kayaking. Before returning we took a little hike up to a waterfall called Rocky Brook Falls. That night we had a wonderful feast including a shrimp and crab boil.
I was able to finish my fireworks quilt during our time in Washington. The pattern is by Thimble Blossoms. I chose to do my quilt with a background that resembles a night sky instead of a plain white background. It is one of my New Year's resolutions to use up some of the fabric in my stash. This quilt helped in that endeavor.
During our trip, I was also able to finish the book I was reading. It's called Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Since many members of my family are introverts, I read it to find out more about us. It was very informative and I would recommend it to everyone, especially to educators.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and very prosperous New Year, Here are a couple of recipes that I like to fix for my family on Christmas Eve or New Years Eve.
Pour into a 9 X 13” greased pan and bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with salsa.
Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree
Prep Time: 5 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 15-20 min
For traditional rolls, cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. When cool decorate tree with frosting, toffee bits and cherries as desired.