The past 19 days have been a blur. A comfy, cozy, cuddly, sleep-deprived blur.
The days and nights are a never-ending cycle of naps, feeding baby, changing diapers and staring into deep dark baby eyes, sprinkled with home school, taking turns holding baby and trying to sneak in a shower sometime before bed.
On Friday, I looked at the calendar and realized Christmas was a week away. I have only left the house twice since coming home from the hospital to attend the Christmas programs of the kids.
I haven’t wrapped a gift. Or purchased a gift. Or baked a cookie. Or read the Advent book. Or purchased Christmas cards. Or even located the Christmas music.
So, I went online and made a few purchases. I found the Charlie Brown Christmas CD. And I sent my husband to the store to get some ingredients for cookies.
While I was holding and feeding baby, I asked CapableDad to make some cookies with the kids. I gave him a simple recipe: Holiday Wreath Cookies.
They are basically Rice Krispie Treats, but made with corn flakes and green food coloring.
I couldn’t believe how they turned out!
They were definitely the best wreath cookies I have ever tasted. The bright green marshmallows were stuck to our fingers and hair afterward. Really? How can you go wrong with a recipe involving marshmallows, cereal and butter?
I immediately ate three, which would have been six cookies of the normal size. I’m saving the rest for breakfast.
I just showed my husband the cookies in the photo.
“Ohhhhhhh,” he said. “So, THAT is what they were supposed to look like?!”
Um. Maybe I should have let him see the picture in advance.