Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've had a lot of stuff to love in the last few months but not a lot of time to get to it. But here we go!

I LOVE LOVE LOVED baking cookies and making treats on the saturday before Christmas this (well 07) year with my Mom. We've never done anything like that together before but it turned out to be a great experience.

My mom brought BOXES of stuff and an extra table over to my place and we set up shop around 11 a.m. We started baking and didn't stop for even a BREAK until 9 P.M.!! My back was sore and my arms hurt but we sure did have a lot of fun and make a lot of treats. Holy crap a lot of stuff! We made Spritz cookies for the first time and had a ball figuring out our presses, we made sugar cookies to decorate, mint surprises, oatmeal butterscotch, oreo cream cheese balls, pretzel rods dipped in chocolate and rolled in crushed heath bar, haystacks, pretzel-rollo-pecan-thingies, and fudge.

We both gave away almost all of what we made (lord knows we couldn't eat it all) and it made a LOT of nice gifts for people that I don't know very well (C's friends.)

My mom and I had a great time being together more than we normaly get to and I look forward to doing it more. :)