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Monday, December 13, 2010

Peppermint Meringues

I was in Hawaii when all the food blogs had cookie week, so I've been having my own the past few days!  I started out with a simple, but so delicious recipe from my Auntie. 

These are so easy to make with kids!  And they stand out in a cookie exchange.  A lot of people are intimidated by making meringue, but don't be.  Have your kids smash the peppermint candy canes in a bag, and they can even do the work of holding the mixer for you.  Let them practice cracking eggs, and sprinkling the candy bits on top.  SO easy, and SOOO yummy!

Makes 3 dozen.  Allow total time of 3 hours until ready to eat, but prep time is only about 20 minutes.

2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
2 peppermint candy canes, crushed


In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with salt and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased foil or paper-lined baking sheets; sprinkle with the crushed candy. Bake at 225° for 1-1/2 hours. Turn off heat; leave cookies in the oven with the door ajar for at least 1 hour or until cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 dozen.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Disney On Ice Denver 2010

We had the amazing opportunity to attend Disney on Ice at the Pepsi Center on Thursday night.  We had the best seats in the 8th row center!  (I was hoping to write about this on Friday but have not been feeling well.)  We have still been talking about that night though, as we such such a wonderful time!

We got to come early and meet Mickey and Minnie, and the kids got their pictures taken with them (to follow, hubby took the camera out of the country on a trip!)  They were so cute and wide eyed!  The characters were so friendly, and super cute!

It started out with the characters trying to figure out whose birthday it was, and a number where they all played keep away with the Mad Hatter's Hat.  Then there was a Fantastia number that was AMAZING with brooms dancing on ice, on screen, and coming down from the ceiling.  My daughters favorite was definitely the princesses!  They did a "How do you know?" (you're in love) number where they introduced each princess and they danced with their princes.  Mickey and Minnie throughout all of it were lost to each other and hopping all over the world trying to find each other again, so there were dances from all over the world.  There were also dances for many holidays. 

Probably my least favorite was the Halloween one, as we aren't into scary stuff, and I wasn't prepared for it.  Otherwise, my favorite was definitely the amazing finale!  All the characters were on the ice, and there were fireworks, and huge ribbons and fabric coming down from the ceiling.  The kids loved the finale too!

The take home souveniours were expensive which was expected.  Expect to spend at least $15 per kid for something decent to take home.   Be prepared for people walking the isles trying to sell you stuff too!

I am so thankful to Feld Entertainment for the opportunity to attend, and for the tickets to give away! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Disney On Ice Winner Announced!

Hello lovely readers!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered my Disney On Ice giveaway!

Today I get to announce the winner! Congrats to Miss Amy G!!!! You will receive a family 4-pack of tickets for the Thursday, December 9th, 2010 show at 7:00pm at the Pepsi Center in Denver ,CO.

You can still buy tickets, and check out my previous post for a special coupon code I have to offer my readers. I hope to see you there!