Friday, December 19, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 25 - 6 Days

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Christian & Alyssa, Braden & Dalton, in front of the Roanoke Christmas Tree. Last Friday night when we attended Dickens of a Christmas (see Monday's post)....I wonder how long they've been decorating this tree? I couldn't find anything on it.

Are you ready for this? Willy Nilly Time a la Christmas:

1) Back when Braden and Dalton were teency weency, I found the BEST recipe for Oatmeal Choc Chip cookies in one of the Southern Living Christmas books. I used to love those books and made sure I ordered one each year. Kind of been slacking in that department the past couple of Christmas's but I STILL make those cookies, which happen to be the EASIEST cookie recipe on the planet, plus they are Ashlyn's can find it HERE

2) When I was a kid, my Grandma Greer used to make Peanut Butter Fudge and these Peanut Butter Pinwheel thingy-majiggies. They were her specialty. They were scrumdiddlyumptious. Sadly my grandma passed away when I was in Jr. High, too young to have even thought about getting the recipe from her. BUT the nagger researcher that I am has led me to believe that these are quite possibly "Potato Candy" or "Peanut Butter Pinwheels"...Not being exactly sure, I am going to have to let my taste buds be the judge and try out these 3 recipes: recipe #1 , recipe numero dos , and numéro de la recette de trois ...thank you Google Translate ;)

3) Have you been to any of these Christmas light displays? Six Residential Streets With Amazing Christmas Lights
(There's a Candy Cane Lane listed in LA but I remember as a kid having a Candy Cane Lane in San Diego that we'd go see. I think they shut it down some time back though.)

4) Will you be having a white Christmas? We have a little snow heading our way Saturday but it doesn't look promising.

5) “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Now it's your turn!! Post 5 randoms, link up, visit other blogs! Have fun and have a super weekend!!


  1. That's a H U G E looking tree, great photos... and have a great weekend!

  2. Great minds think alike, we have the same quote in our posts today. Cute photos and thanks for the cookie recipe. I have been collecting those same cookbooks for years now but had not come across that recipe yet. Thanks for hosting Tanya :)

  3. #1 They must be healthy if they have oatmeal in them.
    #2 I think "thingy-majiggies", well the name is neat.
    #3 Some of them you can see from space!
    #4 I hope so!
    #5 Thank you Dr. Seuss. From a BIG kid.
    Merry Christmas Y'All Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. It's definitely fun Christmas tree, pretty pictures! yes,

  5. Candy Cane Lane is alive and well in several Locations . . when i was a child it was one of the amazing sights . . . . Thank you for the Grinch Quote - and "Scrumdiddlyumptious" . . . Thank you for giving us a fun Friday Community . . AND - Merry Christmas!

  6. Wow, you have a great nice outdoor tree! In States are all the Illuminations bigger, seems to me. Although, if I compare with earlier, Germany is about to catch up (not that Christmas would have the necessary -).
    The children's book I'm looking for. To buy it is in German language for 75 Euros, that's a lot of money.
    But perhaps in the library? I always like a good story ...
    Merry Christmas :-)
    (I'm back from my trip)

  7. No white Christmas here. :)
    Love the kids in front of the lit tree!!! I've not seen any of those decorated streets; but what a lovely idea!
    Going to try your oatmeal choc. chip recipe!!!

  8. sweet photos in front of the tree. loved your #5. :)

  9. I have a wicked weakness for oatmeal cookies with any comb. I'll sample these soon. Have made a copy.

  10. Sweet photos- and thanks for the sweet links..I've been searching for something new to make for our Christmas Eve party this year.

  11. I'll bet your kid are really looking forward to the big day! Wishing you the very best and hope you get to enjoy lots of these sweet treats!

  12. Really good pictures and a huge tree! Do you ever go to the huge Christmas Tree extravaganza at Hotel Roanoke? I have not been anywhere for lights this year, and I need to! Those lights are amazing and so beautiful! We are to get the same weather tomorrow of course. I hope it really does not amount to much. The cookie recipe looks GREAT!

  13. That was a bit of a tasty 'willy nilly time' Tanya.. I daren't make those cookies I just know where they'll all end up.. yup, my derriere :) Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family..

  14. Tanya you are cruel!!! I don't want to put on weight!!! Love the tree!

  15. My mother would bake a lot of cookies at Christmas, including a soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

    We're pretty much getting a white Christmas, I'd say. We've got snow on the ground, and the temperatures have really dropped.

  16. For the first time since I moved here I don't think we'll be having a white Christmas. No snow in the forecast here.

  17. Amazing Christmas decorations, Tanya, on that link! Loved seeing them! That hubcap tree was quite different! :-) But it works! Hope you are abole to find your Grandmother's Christmas cookie recipe, or something almost exactly it. I have always loved the Southern Living cookbooks too! Great photos of your kids in front of that beautiful tree! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

  18. We don't generally have white Chistmases anymore. I know we had snow on the ground a few years ago. But it has been a while since it actually snowed on the day.

  19. Loved your white Christmas for us, but it's a bit chilly here for Texas weather. We plan to go through the Don Strange Ranch in Welfare Texas this weekend to see the lights there. I understand it is quite a display!

  20. Oh My - looks like you are "stuck" with us - all posting today - no matter what!!! giggle . . Hope your Christmas Was Fabulous - and All Is Well.


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