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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #660 on: December 07, 2017, 07:08:58 PM »
Thank you, Uncle Duke, Brig, Star (CT), Rix, albrecht, Juan, and all the rest of you kind enough to revisit this thread. I stopped by hoping that this thread would continue as a Bellgab tradition. I am big on traditions. This is a thread for everyone and a place I had hoped would bring us all together, at least for awhile.

Life is a little hectic for me right now. Mr. Pye's retinas have been successfully reattached and, after two months, he was able to actually "see" the faces of the skilled surgeons who restored his sight. He will have more surgeries to come and another specialist for cornea implants.

This is the season for gratitude and reflection and especially so for us this year. We are so grateful for the people who dedicate their lives to careers most of us never really think about until we are in need of their help.

This season can remind us all that gratitude is the key to happiness. I did not come back to lecture anyone, so I will leave it at that. I just wanted to share this with you all in hopes that you will find much to be grateful for in your holiday season as well.  :-*

And for those of you who want to continue fighting into the holiday season, just remember this...



Good news about Mr.Pye's eyes. Hope it all goes well. I liked that motivational poster also.

IT IS  SNOWING HERE!! Real snow with big flakes and actually sticking to the ground, deck, and vehicles. So far the roads are too warm so it is a slushy mess. But blowing/falling pretty good that on the country road it was hard to tell where the road was! Rare for Central Texas and all the neighborhood kids (and adults) are enjoying it. First time for many kids to have seen snow. And all are hoping for the miracle of a snowday.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #661 on: December 07, 2017, 07:53:32 PM »
Good news about Mr.Pye's eyes. Hope it all goes well. I liked that motivational poster also.

IT IS  SNOWING HERE!! Real snow with big flakes and actually sticking to the ground, deck, and vehicles. So far the roads are too warm so it is a slushy mess. But blowing/falling pretty good that on the country road it was hard to tell where the road was! Rare for Central Texas and all the neighborhood kids (and adults) are enjoying it. First time for many kids to have seen snow. And all are hoping for the miracle of a snowday.

Already covering the ground up in College Station. My daughter has seen snow before but she is giggling.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #662 on: December 07, 2017, 08:24:25 PM »
I hope to make these in the next couple of weeks.





https://www.evermine.com/blog/holiday-recipe-stained-glass-cookies/

STAINED GLASS COOKIES

Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe.
Ingredients:
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 tablespoon milk
• 2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
• Additional Powdered sugar, for rolling out the dough
• Assorted Jolly Rancher Candies
What You Will Need:
• Baking sheet
• Hand mixer
• Parchment paper
• Cookie cutters*
*In choosing the shapes and sizes of the cookie cutters, consider how they might fit inside each other; however, there is no harm in hand cutting each cookie, if you like. For instance, I chose a snowflake shaped cutter to fit inside a large round cutter, and that worked well for my theme— but these cookies look special even without a theme-specific shape!
In a large bowl and using your hand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next, add the milk, egg, and almond extract, and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients with a fork. The final step is to, in thirds, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. After adding the final portion of dry ingredients, the dough became too tough for my hand mixer—so I dug right in! Knead the last portion by hand.
Allow the dough to chill for at least an hour before working with it, longer for more humid climates. Because the air contains a lot of moisture in Florida (even in winter), the butter in the dough melts at a faster pace, which will eventually cause the cookies to spread during baking.

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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #663 on: December 07, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »
I hope to make these in the next couple of weeks.





https://www.evermine.com/blog/holiday-recipe-stained-glass-cookies/

STAINED GLASS COOKIES

Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe.
Ingredients:
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 tablespoon milk
• 2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
• Additional Powdered sugar, for rolling out the dough
• Assorted Jolly Rancher Candies
What You Will Need:
• Baking sheet
• Hand mixer
• Parchment paper
• Cookie cutters*
*In choosing the shapes and sizes of the cookie cutters, consider how they might fit inside each other; however, there is no harm in hand cutting each cookie, if you like. For instance, I chose a snowflake shaped cutter to fit inside a large round cutter, and that worked well for my theme— but these cookies look special even without a theme-specific shape!
In a large bowl and using your hand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next, add the milk, egg, and almond extract, and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients with a fork. The final step is to, in thirds, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. After adding the final portion of dry ingredients, the dough became too tough for my hand mixer—so I dug right in! Knead the last portion by hand.
Allow the dough to chill for at least an hour before working with it, longer for more humid climates. Because the air contains a lot of moisture in Florida (even in winter), the butter in the dough melts at a faster pace, which will eventually cause the cookies to spread during baking.

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Those suspiciously look like those Shrinky Dink things kids made in the oven back in the 70's. Not edible. But sort of cool.

Kids around Central Texas celebrating! A rare snowday! No school and so a 3 day weekend.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #664 on: December 07, 2017, 10:47:01 PM »
I hope to make these in the next couple of weeks.





https://www.evermine.com/blog/holiday-recipe-stained-glass-cookies/

STAINED GLASS COOKIES

Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe.
Ingredients:
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 tablespoon milk
• 2 Teaspoons Almond Extract
• Additional Powdered sugar, for rolling out the dough
• Assorted Jolly Rancher Candies
What You Will Need:
• Baking sheet
• Hand mixer
• Parchment paper
• Cookie cutters*
*In choosing the shapes and sizes of the cookie cutters, consider how they might fit inside each other; however, there is no harm in hand cutting each cookie, if you like. For instance, I chose a snowflake shaped cutter to fit inside a large round cutter, and that worked well for my theme— but these cookies look special even without a theme-specific shape!
In a large bowl and using your hand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Next, add the milk, egg, and almond extract, and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix your dry ingredients with a fork. The final step is to, in thirds, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl. After adding the final portion of dry ingredients, the dough became too tough for my hand mixer—so I dug right in! Knead the last portion by hand.
Allow the dough to chill for at least an hour before working with it, longer for more humid climates. Because the air contains a lot of moisture in Florida (even in winter), the butter in the dough melts at a faster pace, which will eventually cause the cookies to spread during baking.

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Ooooo wonder how you make the glass portion. Is it a portal?

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #665 on: December 07, 2017, 11:31:02 PM »
Is it a portal?

Are there evil babies on the other side?

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #667 on: December 08, 2017, 02:12:24 AM »
Here is a project we can all get behind. 5 minutes a Christmas card and a stamp.

This boy lost is family in that church shooting and is stillin the hospital. Lets get him some things aranormal (ish) christmas cards.  Or at least a funny one. Mine is getting mailed tomorrow.


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #668 on: December 08, 2017, 05:40:01 AM »
Ooooo wonder how you make the glass portion. Is it a portal?
The "glass" is melted Jolly Rancher candy.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #669 on: December 08, 2017, 05:41:31 AM »
Those suspiciously look like those Shrinky Dink things kids made in the oven back in the 70's. Not edible. But sort of cool.


Hopefully mine will be edible.  :D

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #670 on: December 08, 2017, 12:23:40 PM »
Charlie Brown Christmas is my family favorite but ABC for some reason aired it on November 30 and I don't think there's any more showings for December.   >:(

TCM tonight is showing my favorite version of A Christmas Carol from 1951

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #671 on: December 08, 2017, 12:27:44 PM »
Charlie Brown Christmas is my family favorite but ABC for some reason aired it on November 30 and I don't think there's any more showings for December.   >:(

TCM tonight is showing my favorite version of A Christmas Carol from 1951

My favorite too. Sim was just perfect.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #672 on: December 08, 2017, 01:30:51 PM »
Charlie Brown Christmas is my family favorite but ABC for some reason aired it on November 30 and I don't think there's any more showings for December.   >:(

TCM tonight is showing my favorite version of A Christmas Carol from 1951

Wellcome to the world you wanted, asshole!  ;D

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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #674 on: December 11, 2017, 03:31:19 AM »
Wellcome to the world you wanted, asshole!  ;D

SHUT UP, BITCH!


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #675 on: December 11, 2017, 05:53:50 AM »
It's probably just my imagination but did you guys just read something faggy a post ago?  ???



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« Reply #680 on: December 12, 2017, 03:40:26 PM »
Going to see the new Star Wars. Thinking...


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« Reply #682 on: December 13, 2017, 04:48:38 AM »
I don't think I'd ever heard this song before, but I've heard it a dozen times this year. I like it though, it's fun.

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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #684 on: December 14, 2017, 08:54:51 AM »
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Fucking GREMLINS! WTF you dwellers?

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #685 on: December 14, 2017, 12:24:33 PM »
Watched Muppets Christmas Carol for the first time. Michael Caine as Scrooge! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would

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