Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Snow ~ Crochet ~ Hot Cocoa
I whipped up a batch of homemade hot cocoa for gifting two people. The gift-it list went down considerably this year. My side of the family set a gathering date mid-January - no gifts, no Christmas traditional food, etc. I guess you would call it a winter gathering (same thing happened last year). They want a taco bar, so with Hubby not allowed to eat carbs we'll just take some low carb spinach or tomato wraps (or stuff for taco salad minus tortilla chips). I love Christmas, and making homemade gifts, so this sort of depressed me. I feel like my side of the family lets life keep us from celebrating Christmas anymore.
I indulged with a hot cup of hot cocoa myself. I'll admit it was delicious. Hubby can't have the sugar, so most of the batch will be enjoyed by our youngest daughter.
I also used up the last of the apples and baked a dutch apple pie. I was worried it wasn't enough apples, but the apples needed used up for something.
I spent some time doing some handiwork as well, and finished the nail polish ornaments.
Sold an XL hot pad - more $$ going into the coop fund.