Saturday, January 2

Nine Ladies Dancing...






I sat down today to fill our my new calendar for 2016 and am so pleased with it.  It is full of lovely prints of Carl Larsson's paintings and the choices that they made for each month are really spot on.  It is exciting to see what day of the week our special days are going to fall on...  I am kind of excited that Mother's Day and my Name's Day both fall on May 8th this year!

I have been obsessed with cranberry cakes since Christmas and have found a winning recipe!  I made Cranberry Cake from The Kitchn Blog and wowza!  It was good!  Father John (who is not really a fruity cake person) enjoyed a slice and mentioned how much he liked it twice, so you know that it is a keeper!  Fortunately, I was able to secure two extra bags of cranberries for the freezer and that means that we'll get to have some more!  I do think that the recipe would be just as delicious with blueberries...  we have lots frozen, so I'll experiment with that this coming week.
 
We have our last family Christmas party tomorrow.  It is hard to believe that there are only a few days left of our Christmas.  There are just two things left on our list of things to enjoy:  decorating our gingerbread house and baking Christmas cookies together!

3 comments:

author said...

Is the new cranberry cake better than the Ina Garten one that you made earlier?

MamaBirdEmma said...

In my opinion, yes!! Ina's cake has the dominant flavor of orange, while this cake is more delicate. The flavor of the cranberry is in the forefront and it is enhanced by the vanilla and almond extracts. I also loved the pecan topping. It also got better and better as the days went by (ours last three days).

Ma F. said...

Oh we do love Larsson! He is currently up on our picture study board yet again. We have several old calendars with his work saved and cut up and no matter how many artists we study we come back to him at least once a year. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

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