i had a major baking binge this week.
i was feeling a little bit left out on all of the holiday cookie/candy making this season since i hadn’t done any yet!
i definitely made up for it though. immediately upon waking up, i grabbed the list i prepared the night before and headed to the supermarket to get my supplies.
the lady who checked me out at the store laughed and asked me if i was doing any baking that day. i guess it was kind of obvious…
as soon as i got home, i got right into it! i don’t even remember what i made first, but it included lots of licks…
i broke out 4 kinds of jam…
…to make thumbprint cookies for the very first time!
(had to take a picture so i remembered which flavor was which when the cookies were done!)
sooooo many dirty dishes…
which made me realize that i need more baking supplies. i only have enough to make one batch at a time. that made my baking day highly inefficient!
lots of cookies and candies!
my baking booty included:
- puppy chow (a family favorite!)
- chocolate covered cake balls
- willy wonka balls (another family crowd pleaser)
- peppermint bark
and i think we’re set on the holiday treats.
don’t worry though. as much as i wish we were keeping all of these delicious treats to ourselves, i packed up a couple tins for brad to bring into work and i’m bringing in a container of treats for my lab-mates too.
we definitely made sure to keep some of everything to enjoy at home over the next couple weeks as well!
i’ll surely have a handful of puppy chow tonight to celebrate the fact that it’s friday!
have you done any holiday baking?
what’s your favorite holiday treat?
what are your plans this weekend?
tonight, we’re having dinner with some friends at aranda’s. tomorrow i’m making a grocery shopping trip to my favorite stores that are not so convenient now that we live farther from downtown: trader joe’s, the co-op, maybe even costco! we’re also planning to make more progress on our wedding thank you notes (we’re so close to done!). oh yeah, and watching the packers play on sunday too!
i think it’s going to be a good weekend!