Thursday, December 24, 2009
This year I baked. As I said in an earlier post celebrating our cookie creations, I've never made sugar cookies from scratch. We baked a fresh batch and colorfully decorated them. Today will be my inaugural attempt at making fudge. More shortbread cookies with the dot of chocolate in the center will also be prepared. But the question remains: Will my family consider these baked goods acceptable gifts? They are, after all, a labor of love. Mancub and I have enjoyed this domestic time together.
I've pulled out scraps of festive fabric and wire trimmed ribbon so the treats can represent the spirit of the season. I also discovered that I have ornaments that I bought post Christmas with the intention of giving them as gifts. Like many things, they slipped into the abyss known as my closet. I had no idea all the clearance items I picked up at Michael's, Kohl's, The Dollar Tree and Carlton Cards. Booyah! It's a regular smorgasbord of whatsits and doo-ma-jigs.
If you need me I'll be in my living room watching a marathon of "White Christmas" and putting together tins and bags chock-full of treats ... and lots and lots of love.