Inspired by Hannah and Matt's progress with their mid-century modernize, Chris and I decided to get crackin' on our own kitchen. After getting three quotes which were above what I wanted to spend, I ruled out hiring someone to install the cabinets and we are moving ahead with the project to be completed by us and our generous friends and family who have volunteered their services. Having a kitchen in complete disarray during my favorite baking season has got me thinking about "dough-less" holiday baking. I still have a microwave and a stove, I am just not eager to be rolling dough or cutting cookies in a half demo'ed kitchen. So I've done some brainstorming and heavy-googling and found that there are multitudes of holiday recipes which do not involve any dough. Some are as simple as some microwaving and dipping or stirring. Cookies will just have to wait until next year.
1/2 c. butter
40 regular marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. green food coloring, or more to desired shade
6 c. corn flakes
Melt butter in large saucepan. Add marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring frequently until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and food coloring to desired shade of green. Add corn flakes and blend, stirring and mixing gently until all corn flakes are coated. With 2 teaspoons or buttered fingers, shape golf-ball size portions into wreaths on wax paper. Put 3 red cinnamon candies at intervals on each wreath to look like holly berries. Makes about 24. Store on waxed paper in tins.