Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the way to Christmas Day
I don’t know about you but I’m super excited for Christmas and the summer season ahead!
I love this time of year and the season of giving. I don’t believe “giving” means lavish gifts and shopping till you’re broke. Giving your time, being present, listening, making your gifts, making time and spending time with your loved ones is what I love most.
We have missed all our beautiful students and supporters and look forward to the start of 2022.
Our 30th Birthday
As you may now know our 30th Birthday event has been moved to Emu Plains on Saturday 8th January. We are happy to still have the Lemon Squeezin Daddies performing at this event and we really looking forward to celebrating the New Year as well as our belated Birthday. Please be reminded this event is a sold out event.
Sat 8th January 2022
Emu Plains Public School Hall
13 Emerald Street, Emu Plains
Doors open 6.30pm
Naughty or Nice
Here is something fun you can do to fill in the days of boredom leading to Christmas.
Make a list Naughty on one side and Nice on the other.
List under each heading when you have been naughty or nice and give yourself a point for nice and subtract a point for naughty. Total up and if you’re in the positive reward yourself with a gift if you are in the negative give away a gift.
Anna’s Favourite Almond Biscotti Recipe Amaretti
Preheat fan forced oven at 180 degrees Line flat lamington trays with baking paper
Crunchy on the outside soft in the middle Makes 40 Amaretti
500 gram almond meal (5 cups)
300 gram castor sugar (1.33 cups)
5 egg whites with a pinch of salt
3/4 of a small 50ml bottle almond essence
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup to 1 cup – Icing sugar for rolling biscuits
1.Whisk 5 egg whites room temperature with pinch of salt until almost merengue texture. Add almond essence & whisk again.
2.In a separate bowl add almond meal and caster sugar and mix together.
3.Add the egg mix to the dry mix and mix all ingredients together until it starts to bind using a scraper.
4.Then use your hands to mix and until mix is combined. It needs to be wet soft texture. Don’t over knead it.
Tip (If its too soft leave mixture in the bowl for an hour)
(You can rest in fridge overnight and make it the next day)
Shape the mixture
Use a tablespoon to pick up mixture and roll into a ball in your hands like a pattie and then roll into icing sugar and place on baking paper on an oven tray. Flatten them on the top with two fingers.
Tip If mixture is too sticky just place water on your hands to roll the ball or shape as horseshoe and add flaked almonds on the outside
Optional –You can add an almond in the middle
Cook at 180deg for 15 minutes maximum CHECK THEM AT 12 MINUTES
My Christmas Wish
I wish you all to have a purpose that gives you fulfilment and gives you inner peace.
As always be kind, don’t judge, love unconditionally and look within to find your answers.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may you find new inspirations in 2022 filled with lots of happiness, success and abundance.
Peace this Christmas
Love Anna & Justin