Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Twelve Hour Day.........

My sis and I decided to start a NEW TRADITION this year! We both picked 3 different kinds of cookies we wanted to make and then hit the thrift shops to find Christmas Plates and dishes we could present them on:D I found wonderful plates and a platter for my daughter to use for her "teacher gifts" this year and Sandy, my sis, found wonderful platters for she and I to use. After purchasing all the ingredients we decided to start the day early........ We hit the ground running at about 9:30 this morning.....and didn't even stop for lunch! My hubby brought us home a burger from his afternoon appointment and that was sustenance for the day (that is with a little cookie dough to boot.....LOL). My little oven was hummin all day.....chuging out one sheet after another. We found that putting in more than one cookie sheet at a time really caused havok with the time and temp. so we worked steadily finally turning off the oven at about 9:00 tonight. Then......it was off to Walmart on our tired little feet....to find something to store all these goodies in until assembling them for all six of our kids and their families. This will be a gift from the heart and something we don't normally do! Until retiring I never could think about spending an entire day baking......Oh this retirement is WONDERFUL! Now we have another lovely home-made gift to be given Christmas Eve:)
Friday I will spend the day at Carrie's (my daughter's home) to make cookies for Margo's teachers.....Carrie wasn't feeling well this morning and decided to PASS rather than "pass on" an upset stomach.......or the bug that is causing it :)

COOKIES and CANDY
Peppermint Almond Bark
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanutbutter/Chocolate Balls
Oatmeal Scotchies
Pecan Puffs
Coconut Macaroons
Iced Sugar Cookies
Long but wonderful day spent with my best friend:D
Treadmills

5 comments:

Judy said...

I am definately coming to stay at your place one day - lol!

missy j said...

Looks so yummy and pretty! You look awful happy too. Retirement sure does agree with you, and I can see your loved ones will be pleased with your new found time and tradition!

Sharon said...

What fun!
You'll look like twins.

Angie said...

What fun Linda.... See I told my mom I always wanted a sister, but instead I got three brothers....

Oh well, one of them is a great cook though.

I am glad you had tons of fun and the cookies look very tasty.

Love angelica

Roxy with the Moxy said...

So fun being together with YOU.

luv, sis