Groundhog Day is just a week away!
I'll meet you on Gobbler's Knob at 3 am. Bring plenty of hot apple cider.
On second thought, it's too early and too cold. Let's wait and watch the outcome
on Good Morning America.
Later we'll all meet back here for dinner.
Light blue napkins work as placemats.
Although it's still dark out, Punxsutawney Phil
awakens from his winter sleep
and pauses to get his bearings.
To see or not to see,
that is the question.
And for dessert there's Groundhog Sundaes
(an idea posted on a number of cooking sites).
pops up through the snow
and spots his shadow.
Phil = Spicy Groundhog Cookie
snow = vanilla ice cream
shadow = chocolate sauce
A link to the cookie recipe
can be found below.
Placemats: Blue napkins
Dinner plates: Sandalwood, Heathware, Coupe design
Apothecary Jar: Delpina Large Covered Jar, Crate and Barrel
Log Tea Candle Holders and place card holders: homemade
Clear Acrylic flatware: Can't remember
Glass steins: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Pasadena, California
Pip berry garland: Craft Show, Crafters Unlimited
Punxsutawney Phil figurine and cookie cutter: Punxsutawney Phil's Official Souvenirs
Official Punxsutawney Spicy Groundhog Cookie Recipe: recipe can be found here.
Note: This is a great gingersnap recipe - very tasty, yet not too strong for young children. BUT . .
If you ever make these cookies, you should know that "chill overnight" is not good enough. I had to put the dough in the freezer to get it firm enough to hold its shape while transferring to a cookie sheet. In the end, I pressed the cutter into the chilled dough and then pulled the dough away from the outside of the cutter. With the dough still inside the cutter, I moved the cutter to the cookie sheet, and only then did I lift the cutter away from the grounghog-shaped dough inside. It was a pretty slow process for a woman who's as hyperactive as I am.
I plan to link to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesdays.