Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

In the Beechem home...

Well, it's taken me longer than usual, but I finally have our house looking like Christmas! I guess the 4 days of strep throat kind of slowed me down a little. I'm so thankful for antibiotics and rest! Now that we have the house cleaned and the decorations all around the house, maybe we can take some time to relax and spend time reflecting about the true meaning of Christmas. God has truly blessed us, and we want our boys to realize how important Jesus is in our lives. We pray that HIS love will shine through us throughout this season.

Our living room

Our study

Our snow village and snowman collection

Eric's Sour Cream Twist Creation...

For the past 15 years, Eric has talked about his grandma's delicious sour cream twists that he remembered from when he was young. Well, he got a wild hair on Friday night and searched the internet to find a recipe that sounded like his grandma's. He was so excited that he stayed up until well after 1 a.m. making them! And, yes, they are delicious! He said they taste just like he remembers them! I think he's already eaten a few dozen in just a few days! :0 Here's the recipe just in case you'd like to try them too.

Sour Cream Twists

3 ½ c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. shortening (part butter)
1 pkg. yeast
¼ c. warm water
¾ c. sour cream
1 whole egg or 2 egg yolks, well beaten
1 t. vanilla

Refrigerate 2 hours. Using half of dough, roll into 8x16 inch rectangle. Sprinkle with sugar and fold each end into the middle and roll out again in rectangle and sprinkle with sugar. Do this 3 times using 1/2 cup sugar for each half.

After the third time, roll out in a rectangle and cut in 1x4 inch strips and twist. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen.


  1. Thanks Kim for sharing the photos and the recipe! Everything look beautiful, can't wait to see it!

  2. we have to come to my house tonight? Your house looks beautiful! Looking forward to seeing you!


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