beat list goes on . . . but Team Dietzman made some serious dents in the list tonight!
I was amazingly productive tonight. Maybe because I got on the 4:35 bus, so I was home by 5 pm.....it really does make a difference. While I fixed Turkey A'la King (thanks for the recipe Wendy!), the kids managed to keep quiet and out from under my feet in the kitchen.
I did hear an occassional "feed me" from Danae. Poor little kids....they were hungry and had to wait for mom to come home from WORK to make dinner for them! (Nate did put in a few hours at the Day Care --- giving credit where credit is due!)
After dinner, I got the kids busy working for the
man, woman me!
Danae began working on her portion of the Christmas Letter.
. . . and had to move to near the fireplace to keep warm.
It's stinkin' cold here in the frozen tundra we call Minnesnowta.
Nate, being the official fudge maker (carrying on Grandma Dietzman's tradition/recipe) got busy making a batch of chocolate fudge.
And, as long as the chocolate chips were out --- and the clementines, he made one of his favorite dessert snacks.
Makin' fudge means a LOT of
standing sitting near the stove and stirring.
Gabby curls up on the sofa, trying to keep warm in the -6 degree night.
Kirk ran to (two) grocery stores to get everything on the "baking list" tonight. Then he came home and made the fruitcake. Even though he is the only one who will eat it.
The hens are doing a steller job keeping us supplied with eggs for baking!
Over two dozen a week!
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Pictures can only show the events of the evening. Unfortunately, what you can't experience is the fun banter, laughter and shenanigans that went on throughout the evening.