I knew the minute I saw this post on Orangette that I had to have that soup. I modified it by adding ham and accidentally cooking the cabbage for 3 hours. It was still delicious. The cookies, as predicted, are nearly gone. I will make the snowballs again, this time with cashews. I did make 4 dozen kolaches with this recipe from the Homesick Texan, using commercially prepared pumpkin butter in place of the dried fruit. Ian said they reminded him of mocha buns, and I informed him he was mistaken. He brought some in to a work breakfast, Sophie and friends ate some, and I pawned the rest off on the non-Paleo Crossfit people.
The first two days of the week were snow days for Sophie, and she finally got to make a snowman. I got to go to work anyway.
We have Ian's work holiday party tonight. My toenails are freshly painted, and I am agonizing over which dress to wear. I spent the morning working on a dessert for our friend's dinner party tomorrow. It involved a pound of butter, a pound of bittersweet chocolate, and 19 eggs. You may marvel at it in an upcoming post.