Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Getting Ready For Yule

Sorry I haven't been on blogger for the past few days. I have been very busy getting ready for Yule and sending Betty(my car) of to the car doctor to see what is ailing her. Hope she won't cost an arm and a leg to fix. At least i will be getting more hours at work to help pay for her medical bills. There have been some wonderful things happening besides the lack of a love life and a sick car. I received a generous food basket complete with turkey and even some gifts for the girls from a local charity. They know us through my girls and know that we have hit hard times. The lady who dropped it off got a huge hug from me. My ex-mother-in-law dropped off some gifts from Santa to my girls and even a few gifts for me from the girls. How cool is that. She is really pissed off at her son right now so she seems to want to do some nice things for me. I'll take it while she's got. We don't always get along. I also received some gifts from my sisters but i will blog about them later. One is a book and the other a tarot deck. You know how I love tarot and books!!!

My girls and I will be celebrating Yule(Christmas) tomorrow. They will both be gone Christmas Eve and Day. Tonight we will be doing a lot of baking and "partying". I am sharing a recipe that I got from my brothers wonderful wife.

Colorful Cookies

Flavored gelatin makes the dough and the glaze colorful

1 package(3 ounces) fruit flavored gelatin
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Colorful Glaze (below)

Heat oven to 350. reserve 1 tablespoon gelatin(dry) for the glaze. Mix remaining gelatin, the powdered sugar and margarine. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set but not brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

Prepare Colorful Glaze. Dip tops of cookies into glaze. Decorate with coconuts, colored sugar, small candies or chocolate shot if desired.

About 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Colorful Glaze

Mix reserved 1 tablespoon gelatin and 3 tablespoons hot water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups powered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla until smooth and of desires consistency.

These cookies are very flavorful and are fun to make. It makes for a messy good time spent with children.

I know we all will be very busy this week and I hope to catch up with every ones blogs soon.

Have a Blessed Yule. Love and Hugs, V.

image found here.


  1. Hope you have a blessed Yule tomorrow :))

  2. Hi Jae Fae

    You as well.

    Yule Blessings, V.

  3. Like that recipe! You should post some pictures of the cookies when you can. Have a great time yall.

  4. Thanks for the recipe! I am always looking for something that is easy!

    I am glad that things are looking up for you.

  5. Have a wonderful holiday warmed by the yule fire! I'm so glad your days have been brightened with unexpected blessings. Take care♥

  6. Hope Betty gets well. My mother's car is Betsy.

  7. Sweet Tarot cards , i've always been intrested in Tarot cards , but never learned how to use them lol or get someone to tell my future with them either, hopefully in the future i'll get too :)

  8. Hi wicKED

    When I get a new camera I'll be sure to take pics. We make these cookies all the time.

  9. Hi BeWitchy

    The recipe is very easy and the cookies, delish!

    Thank you, V.

  10. Hi Queenie

    Happy Yule to you and yours!

    Blessings, V.

  11. Hi art bliss

    Thanks so much. Things are looking up and i feel blessed everyday.

    Happy Yule, V.

  12. Hi Free Dragon

    Thanks. tell your mom i like her cars name!

    Happy Yule, V.

  13. Hi Reina

    I think you'll like these tarot cards. they are a little on the dark side. Can't wait to show them off. I hiope you get a deck someday, they are really fun!

    Happy Yule, V.

  14. I like that recipe, I'm going to try it this evening. have a happy Yule filled with blessings!


  15. I love this post. So full of hope and kindness. Makes me smile. Um, I want to be wherever that picture is! How gorgeous!!!

    Is it Happy Yule or Merry Yule? I'll go with both...Merry Happy Yule, my sister!

  16. Hello my special friend ;o) I haven't been around either. We have had family at the house since tuesday. I just am sneaking sometime away to catch up with blogs ;o) I hope Betty is ok ;o) I just had some work done with my car. What special gifts you received! Beautiful ;o) If I lived closer, you would have been invited over for a big meal ;o) I wish you and your girls so much ;o) Happy Yule ;o) Blessings my friend ;o)

  17. Here's to Mother in Laws! Solstice Love to you and yours , V.



  18. Hi Victoria

    Let me know how you like it.

    A Blessed Yule to you and yours, V.

  19. Hi Elle

    I am feeling all kinds of loved this Christmas.

    I love that picture too. i can feel the warmth coming off that fire.

    HAve a Merry/Happy/ Blessed Yule!!!

    Love ya, V.

  20. Hi Stacy(MLC)

    Glad I'm not the only one falling behind in blogland. This time of year is so busy.

    All the gifts i received are so special to me. Makes me feel all warm and giddy.LOL

    I hope Betty is ok too. I haven't heard back from them yet.

    I would love to share a big meal with you. I think i would be laughing too much to eat though. You always make me smile my dear friend.

    Hugs and Love, V.

  21. Hi Magickafoot

    Yup, here's to Mother-in-laws!!!

    A Yule to you and yours, V.