Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tis the Season

Here we are.
17 days until Christmas!
Where oh where does the time go?

I know you must all be busy with shopping, wrapping, writing out your Christmas cards and baking.  I hope you stop to enjoy
the many lovely joys of the season.

We've been very busy with medical appointments but we took a break
last weekend and had ourselves a wonderful time baking!
A good friend joined us and we spent 2 hours in the kitchen Friday night
and about 9 hours baking on Saturday!

I missed taking pictures of a few of the items but here's a little glimpse
into some of our holiday goodies!

Spumoni!  Just like the ice cream!

Two cookie presses later...we finally had Spritz.
Russian Teacakes
Who doesn't love Peanut Butter Blossoms?
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Sugar cookies, date filled cookies and snickerdoodles.
Funny thing...
I can resist all of these.
But during the holidays,
FUDGE is a food group all it's own!
I'm leaving that til last so I won't be tempted!

We enjoyed laughing and having a break from all of the heaviness
that has enveloped us of late.
I hope you've had some fun too!



Kandi said...

Jill, I'll be sending you my address so you can stop by with a few treats, okay? ;) Seriously, those are all my favorites! Russian teacakes and Spritz? MMmmmmm. Hope all is well with the family!

Kandi said... Mrs. Claus drinking Bailey's? Why, Mrs. Claus, I had no idea!!! :)

Valerie said...

Looks good! We will see you in 17 days and you better have some left. Love you.

Kayla said...

Wow. I am impressed! That is a lot of cookies. I always have good intentions of doing a bunch of baking and freezing stuff - but it never happens....partly budget considerations - butter is expensive, you know?!? Part is time. Part is that I get really tired from standing so long! I am getting old, you know. Maybe if I tried some Bailey's????

Jill said...

Kandi: Drop on by anytime. I'd be happy to share with you! Or give me your address!

Val: We will have MORE than enough to share.

Kayla: I need to remind everyone that my friend did take HALF of the cookies we made.'re WAY younger than me! You just need a baking buddy!

Kandi AND Kayla: Mrs. Claus needs a little fun once in awhile too! The Bailey's definately does the trick! ;)