Thursday, December 09, 2010
Hi..I don't think I burned many calories on my Christmas baking marathon but at least I didn't burn any cookies!! haha!! The new stove works great and I got so much done! I made 14 different things..3 kinds of shortbread, poppy cock, fruit roll, toffee corn flakes, chocolate fudge with crushed candy canes on top, truffles, chipit noel crisps, cherry pecan cookies, peanut butter blossoms, that slice that has melted butterscotch chips, peanut butter and colored mini marshmallows..I call Auntie Bea's slice..after my Auntie, also the dough for sugar cookies and gingerbread men is chilling in the fridge for tomorrow. I have a few more things to bake..about 6 more and I'll be done :)
Instead of tea I'm having some water since I'm really thirsty..we went out for supper tonight and I had some french fries that were salty. We went in to town this afternoon to pick up some mini blinds for the living room and bathroom..they look really nice!! I asked hubby to go out for supper since I was pretty sick of the kitchen and cleaning up..a marathon baking is followed by a marathon clean up :)
If any one wants the recipes for any of my Christmas favorites just let me know and I'll post them on my blog..What are some of your favorite Christmas goodies? I'm always looking for new, yummy things. I have a couple new recipes to try gingerbread spritz and mint chocolate chip cookies :)
The treats yet to make are swedish tea ring for Christmas morning, maple pecan fudge, tarts..butter and pecan, and swedish raspberry delights!
I have special containers for each kind of treat and I'll also give a lot of them away..2 close friends are getting gift boxes filled with baking ..they are both working off the farm and one has a special needs son (her daughter also found out she's having triplets!! in March and she has 2 kids already!) I also want to make up a baking gift box for a slo-pitch team friend whose mother and sister have both just been diagnosed with cancer. I'll also give lots to my kids!!! And we'll have treats to last until spring :) especially since I won't be eating many myself...
I'm too pooped to drag out my Christmas tree tonight..the couch and lap top were calling out to me , so here I sit..tomorrow is another day :)
I should go enter my food on my tracker and then head to bed..Keep on Sparkin' and hope your Christmas preparations are coming along like mine :)