December 6, 2013

Snowy day

Edible snowballs...I hope to make these soon:

Amaretto Snowballs
  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1 cup gluten free icing sugar + extra for coating
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1-2 tbsp amaretto liqueur (or amaretto extract for a non-alcoholic, child-friendly version)

Soak the blanched almonds in water overnight. Drain completely and grind in a food processor until a very smooth paste forms. Add the icing sugar, almond extract and amaretto towards the end and continue processing to combine all the ingredients well.

My girls each made a giant snowflake.  They are hanging from the ceiling in our living room.  It is really snowing outside.  It's been coming down for about 5 hours so far here in Ohio.  My husband made a fire in our woodstove before he left for work.  We are quite cozy. 
A wonderful video tutorial here (I ♥ how the girl says you can use the scrap you cut off as a bookmark):
I found a frame (8.5 x 11) for my new icon of St. Herman of Alaska that we got last weekend in Lake Odessa, Michigan. 


GretchenJoanna said...

Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Thanks for the snowy ideas - I'd like to make those snowballs, too! So when I go to the store this afternoon I'll get some blanched almonds...

Martha said...

I hope you had a nice St. Nicholas Day, Gretchen. We did go to Liturgy this morning at the Greek church. It was so beautifully decorated!

elizabeth said...

Blessed day to you! what beautiful desserts and snow flakes!!! :) Love the frame for your St. Herman's icon! It is such a lovely one!

Jeannette said...

you are full of merry ideas to decorate your family life in this blessed season....lovely!

Michelle M. said...

I love those snowflakes! I am definitely going to make some with my children asap :) Also, the cookies sound delicious- I love the flavor of Amaretto.

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

Love this whole post! Yumm - gotta try those little snowball cookies (especially since we never get snow here in So. California).