Ooops, the stockings have not been hung by the chimney with care.
That's because I haven't finished them. Along with the fact that I can't figure out how
to hang them from this cantera mantle. Any ideas? Duct tape is all that comes to mind.
Aprons are draped over others. The one with the reindeers was made by my daughter in 2001 and the head of the reindeer is the grandchildrens' footprints along with their handprints for the antlers. Isn't she so clever? The red and white apron is so old that I don't even remember where I got it. I wear it every year while I'm baking. Good karma.
Yesterday something got into me and I decided to make pralines. One of my favorites. The recipe originally came to me in Louisiana when I lived there almost 45 years ago. I have made it and made it always to perfection. NOT yesterday. The praline mixture hardened before I could even get it out of the pan. No shiny smooth pralines but a slight mess. I then realized that I don't think I've made them here in Mexico. The humidity yesterday was about 20%. Maybe pralines need humidity in order to be made smoothly? That's all I can figure out.
Oh well, one flop and the rest is just fine.
I'm ready to enjoy the next week prior to Christmas
Anyone wanna party?