Friday, January 11, 2013

Christmas in Arkansas

Christmas was spent in Arkansas this year with the whole family.  It was a very relaxing week filled with lots of great time with the family and so very much food.

-- Some highlights --

I made gingerbread cookies before I left using Martha's recipe and some royal frosting:



Once in Arkansas, Mema put us to work making the peanut butter and coconut candies (two types, not together):


There was so much food but little photographing of it, I was too busy eating of course!
But here is one: roasted potatoes, black-eyed peas, slaw, and bacon wrapped green beans. 
These were the sides that accompanied the fish fry.


There was much card playing per the usu:



And SNOW! 

Yes Arkansas had a very white Christmas for the first time since 1926! 
It was beautiful and there is plenty of proof:






I really liked the snow, if you couldn't tell.  And it was a good snow,  a few inches that stuck around a couple of days but no ice. So perfect.

Hope y'all had a very merry Christmas!

xoxo