Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cookie Count Down

Well, I didn't get as many cookies made last night as I'd planned but I did get some done at least.  I made these: 
 And boy are they good!  Gingerbread cookies dipped in white chocolate with little holly candies on top!  Today I'm going to try my hardest to finish up my cookie baking!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Best Laid Plans...

What is that saying about best laid plans?  Something about how they can change...yep my plans last night changed with one little phone call.  I used to run a daycare in my home when my boys were little.  There was one little girl, "C", who was with me from the time she was 2 1/2 until she was in 5th grade.  Not only was she there during the day, she spent many evenings and weekends with us as well since her parents and me and my ex became best friends during that time as well.  Anyway, fast forward to last night, "C" called to say she, her partner, and her daughter were in town on furlough from the Army and would I like to get together?  Of course!!!  They came by the house for about 1/2 hr then we went to dinner at Japanese Kitchen with her mom.  Wonderful time!!!!!  Then her mom and daughter came over to my house to visit the evening away.  Just perfect!  Cookie baking got put off until tonight...and if that doesn't happen there's always Costco cookies right???

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Almost Christmas

Well, we're in the final countdown to Christmas!  It's been a very busy time at the house!  I've been wrapping lots and lots of gifts for all the littles (and not so littles too), decorating, shopping and now I'm in the baking mode.  I made some round Christmas cookies so I can make these:  

cool Christmas cookies

And these: reindeer sugar cookies

And possibly these:   Christmas Cookie Decorating

These are in my plans for tonight:  Christmas cookie treat

Along with these:  Christmas cookie exchange :)

There are lots more I'd like to try and hope to get time for.  All these photos can be found on

Happy baking!!!