Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis the Season

It snowed on our tree!!! so we topped it.

More snow photos:

Let it snow!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Jeff and I made a driftwood tree today. Christmas in Colorado is just not Christmas without a tree.

Then on to make a southwest tablecloth.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

On the Road Again

Off to Colorado. First stop on Route 66. The Bottle Tree Ranch.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

This is close to being at the top of my holiday dessert list. Yum!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

2 packages gingerbread mix
1 29 oz can of Libby’s pumpkin
2 1 (5.1-ounce) boxes of vanilla instant pudding mix
2 pints whipping cream

Bake gingerbread according to package directions.  Cool.

Use the recipe on the back of the pumpkin can to make 2 pies but bake in a 9 x 12 glass dish. Cool completely.

Make the pudding according to package directions. Let sit in frig about ten minutes.

Whip the cream with sugar and a touch of vanilla.

When completely cool, mix the pie mixture and vanilla pudding in a large bowl with an electric mixer.

Cut the cool gingerbread in chunks or strips.

Start with a layer of gingerbread in the bottom of a large glass bowl.

Next a layer of pumpkin pudding.

Next a layer of whipped cream.

Repeat, ending with a layer of whipped cream.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

Sprinkle with shaved chocolate just before serving.