Yesterday I tried my hand at homemade marshmallows! I followed Heather's link to here. This was the first exploration I've had into candy making and they turned out quite fab if I do say myself. It's really not that hard of a process actually. :) I substituted 1/3 of the sugar with crushed up candy canes, and mixed in some more after they were poured. After a bath in chocolate, these are my new best friends. Especially when coupled with a cup 'o cocoa. Seriously good eats. Perfect for present wrapping time.
Oh how I love to wrap presents. Ribbons, bows, paper, tape, some good Christmas music or movie and I am one happy camper. It's part of that joy centered around Christmas-the excitement of picking out a perfect gift for a loved one, wrapping it up and then keeping it secret for 3 weeks. Check out this super cool paper I got at Shopko the other day. I haven't seen paper this fab ever! Run run run before it's all gone! They had it in red too. :)
I hope your preparations are going well and you aren't stressing out! We'll talk again soon! Sandi