Friday, December 5, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

*My favorite new-to-me Christmas song: Christmas Children by SHeDAISY. I couldn't tell you even one other song that this group of sisters sings. Even though this song was released on their album Brand New Year in 2000, I had never heard it until a couple days ago. You can listen to a clip on iTunes.

*My favorite hot chocolate recipe: Creamy Hot Chocolate from Eagle Brand. I replace some of the water with milk. With whipped cream and sprinkles is all the better!

Photo from flickr.

*My favorite winter comfort: flannel sheets and a down comforter. Heavenly!

*My favorite Christmas movie (other than It's a Wonderful Life, of course): The Bishop's Wife from 1948.

*My new favorite Christmas cookie: Blackberry Sage Thumbprints from Better Homes and Gardens. I'm going to a cookie exchange tomorrow and I wanted to bring something new and unique, so I went out on a limb with these. They are really lovely! The sage adds an interesting, almost floral note that pairs well with the blackberry preserves.

*My favorite family activity: Friday Pizza Movie Night. Virtually every Friday night we have pizza and watch a movie together, and have been doing so for about six years. Usually I make homemade pizza, but sometimes we order (like tonight). We throw a foam mattress on the floor for the kids, turn out the lights, and lounge around together. We do it all year, but it's especially cozy in the winter.

Photo from flickr.

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dixie said...

ooooooh, I can not even wait to try your cookies tomorrow!!!!! That recipe has been on my "to try" list for a while now. Last night while I was baking my cookies (chocolate chai snickerdoodles), I was dreaming of those chocolate peppermint ones you brought last year......

See ya tomorrow!!

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Ohhh I feel all warm and cozy just reading all of those! I got cheapy new flannel sheets at Target and they are just pure heaven. I swear we sleep better. I just made some hot chocolate and am on my way to add some whipped cream! :)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hi Holly! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed reading about your favorite things. My mom has a recipe for jam thumbprints that I've been meaning to get from her. You reminded me. Yours look so yummy! Oh boy!!

So you grew up in Canada?? Too cool! I'm originally from the States and now we're living in Sudbury. So close to North Bay! My hubby just got done doing trade school in Sault Ste. Marie. What a small world!

K, I'm going to go read some of your past posts. :) I see you like Anne of Green of my faves. I just actually returned Anne of Green Gables The Sequal to the library yesterday. :) Take care!

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Holly,
I can not get over how much we have in common! We also do movies on every Friday night. We have done it for years! :o) Your blog has been a delight to read through and it has been a pleasure getting to know you a little better. :o)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne