Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sugar Plum Fairy Wands

    I have a special place in my heart for all things Nutcracker (since my parents were watching "The Nutcracker Prince" and they decided Clara would be a pretty name for me). Anyway, my wonderful brother and I were home yesterday and decided to make what we later dubbed, "Sugar Plum Fairy Wands". They turned out quite beautifully and yummy, so I decided to put the recipe up for them!

Don't they look pretty?

Okay, so what you do first is get 1 bag of stick pretzels.
#2, Get a box of CandiQuik vanilla
#3, Get some sprinkles the color of your choice! (Ian and I chose silver and gold, which was festive, but still very pretty)

Then all you have to do is melt the CandiQuik and dip the pretzels in it. (Ian spooned the candiquik up on the pretzels so you can get more yummy stuff!)

When they are sufficiantly dipped, sprinkle away and you have yourself some Sugar Plum Fairy Wands!! YUM!

We stuck them in the fridge for fifteen minutes and they were hardened perfectly after that time.

And that's that! So easy and so cute for a party or just for snacking on around the house.

    Leaving the Sugar Plum Fairy and moving to more important things....who went to see The Hobbit? What were your thoughts? Personally *i promise not to give any spoilers* I thought that they relied too much on CG and the Orcs and Goblins didn't look nearly as real as in the first three movies...which was okay I guess; I was slightly dissapointed in that. But the rest of it was wonderful. Richard Armitage was incredible (but I knew he would be), Martin Freeman was superb, and I cannot WAIT to see Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug and the Necromancer. He is perfect for both of those rolls.

Smaug had better not look like a cartoon, though. If he does, "I shall be most put out." (that's a quote from a movie...can you guess what it is?)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

<3 Clara

Monday, December 3, 2012

Song of Goldstone Wood

     Just yesterday afternoon, Anne Elisabeth Stengl asked if there were any songs that would befit a sea unicorn. I got to thinking, and before too long, I had a melody starting in my head. I used a poem from Anne Elisabeth's book, Heartless, and made up a tune for it! I've never written music before, so this is nothing wonderful. Thank you Anne Elisabeth for such a beautiful poem out of such a fantastic book!

<3 Clara