Contest Winner, Holiday Shortbread and Zesty's Decorations!

by zesty on December 22, 2008 · 14 comments

What a weekend! Talk about running around like a chicken with their head cut off – that was zesty this past weekend.  Oh my, baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping, playing, eating and entertaining.  I feel like I could sleep for a week but where’s the fun in that?

Contest Winner

Lets get the day started with our contest winner! After a very strong response to my giveaway post for a $100 Amazon Gift Card we officially have a winner.  Between the comments, email subs and link backs, there were 556 entries.  The random number generator popped out 486 which corresponds to:

Sheri L. (mplum1128)

I just want to say Congratulations to Sheri and thank you to everyone who participated. It was a lot of fun seeing all the comments and link back as well as new subscribers. Stay tuned for another giveaway in January.

Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. butter
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups Flour

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Beat all ingredients except flour until fluffy.
  3. Add 3 cups flour.
  4. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. ( After dropping them from a spoon, I just put some batter in a piping bag and pushed out the little pattern on top).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. ENJOY!

Zesty’s Holiday Decorations

So I thought I would share with you some photos of the house decorated.  We just got the tree on Thursday night and decorated on Friday.  The tree is ok but not one of our best.  Oh well – as long as it stands up and looks decent .. no one will notice.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Cards and Ornament on the WIndow Sill

Cards and Ornament on the WIndow Sill

Snowman in the Corner counting down the days!

Snowman in the Corner counting down the days!

Snowman on the wall.... just hanging there :)

Snowman on the wall.... just hanging there :)

Garland and red beads wrapped around the Staircase

Garland and red beads wrapped around the Staircase

Zesty's Tree - unlit!

Zesty's Tree - unlit!

One of four stockings and another trinket

One of four stockings and another trinket

Oh Yes! Another stocking

Oh Yes! Another stocking

Snowman Stocking!  My Fav

Snowman Stocking! My Fav

More Garland in the Kitchen

More Garland in the Kitchen

More Garland in the Kitchen II

More Garland in the Kitchen II

WOW, That was a lot of pictures. I hope everyone enjoyed the pictures and the shortbread. It’s a must try as they melt in your mouth. Have a great Monday and enjoy the holiday season.

Take care

zesty

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