One year when baking cookies for the holidays, I decided to put a twist on a boring old gingerbread recipe. Instead of making gingerbread men for holiday revelers in need of a sugar rush, I created ballerinas which could be playful as well. This enjoyable and edible holiday DIY became an entertaining adventure in baking!
The Nutcracker was a huge part of our holiday tradition back when my daughter, Courtney, performed with the Boulder Ballet. In high school, she refocused her attention on dance team which led to performing with the band during CU football game halftime shows.
With all this experience, I knew Courtney was up to the task.
Enlisting her help and her Nutcracker Suite carousel, the cookies became stars in the opening number. She was the puppet master while I cracked up in the background and recorded it for you.
I hope this brought a smile to your face. I laughed so hard when I saw the video again, I had to share it. Let us know what you think!
If want to keep smiling a little longer, click to the Blessed Projects. They may inspire you to write one as well. Nothing works better to beat the holiday blues than an exercise in gratitude.
The Blessed Project by Darlene Foster
To the One Year Younger You… by Ask the Big Question
Gratitude for the Quiet Man by Catherine Hamrick – A Random Storyteller
Stressed but Blessed by me, Susie Lindau, AKA Wild Rider.
Stop back for the Christmas card reveal this week and to find out who won. I hope you like it…
Have you been to the Nutcracker? Do you like gingerbread? Are your presents wrapped? Are you a holiday reveler or a Grinch? Should I slow down on the sugar?
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