Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yummy Festive drink

Have you ever heard of Italian Creme Soda? I hadn't until about 2 weeks ago. I'm so glad we moved so I could find out about this super yummy drink!
Here's your ingredients:

You need Half & Half, although I've heard you can use Coffee Creamer instead, Club Soda or Sprite, and this great syrup flavoring. I got mine at Costco Business. If you are lucky enough to have one within driving distance you have to go. Since I now live in the land of Coffee, they have a whole isle dedicated to these yummy syrups. The fruit flavored ones are a must for Italian Creme Soda. They have other yummy flavors too like Peanut Butter, Caramel, Toasted Marshmallow, and Butterscotch. I wouldn't use these in the Creme soda, but they are perfect for Hot Chocolate. Mmmm.....

Any way, put crushed ice in your glasses. I filled mine about half way.

Now the fun part:
2 oz or 1/4 cup Half and Half
2 oz or 1/4 cup Flavored syrup of your choice
Pour into glass
Fill the glass the rest of the way up with the Club Soda and stir a little
Top with a little (or big) swirl of whipped cream
Did you notice how I started off with more glasses? My family grabbed them before I got a chance to take a group photo.
Make sure you have plenty of ingredients. Plus you will want to try all the great flavors available. Trust me!
These are seriously addictive! (well not in a bad way anyway.)
Too bad it's still morning. I think I need another one. Oh yeah. Hot chocolate and Caramel syrup. I gotta go!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finished Christmas Advent Calendar

I finally finished my advent calendar a few days after the start of December. But that's OK because it's done and I love it! Here's a few pics.
I added fleece behind the buttons on Santa's hat to give them more dimention. The pockets had their numbers hand stitched on, then I played with the decorative stitches on my sewing machine on each pocket.
A close up of the hand stitched title.There is the finished wall hanging. I put a rod pocket at the top so I could hang it up with a dowel I got at Michaels. Then I put the little candy canes in each pocket for each child to choose as we count down the days.
Merry Christmas!

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