Five Fun Things on Friday (12-18-09)
Fun Thing #2: Fun Poinsettia Facts from Red Stapler
My friend Suebob shares Fun Poinsettia Facts on her always-intriguing blog, Red Stapler. I had no idea this famous Christmas plant grows as tall as a tree, and most of the other poinsettia facts were new to me too.
Fun Thing #3: Roasting Chestnuts from Ginger and Garlic
I’ve only had chestnuts once, a few years ago when Simona was kind enough to send me some. They were so tasty, and I loved this post about Roasting Chestnuts from Ginger and Garlic, who has great photos of the chestnuts.
Fun Thing #4: Pine Nut Brittle from The Italian Dish
When I was a kid my mom always made homamade peanut brittle for Christmas, so when I saw the Italian Pine Nut Brittle at The Italian Dish, it seemed like a great way to kick peanut brittle up several notches. (Of course this isn’t South Beach Diet friendly, but it’s Christmas, and who can resist pine nuts?)
Fun Thing #5: Make Buttons with the Kids
For part of the holidays I’m going to be visiting my sister Val who has a bunch of young kids, and when I saw the Buttons at Buns in My Oven, I immediately bookmarked them to make with the kids. Go read that post if you don’t know what Buttons are, and if you have kids, I bet you’ll be making some.