Monday, December 15, 2008
A Highly Caloric Day
Wow. I think if I ever bake again it will be way too soon.
Today I was somewhat pinned to the home as we were waiting for a UPS shipment for the business that had to be signed for. Since I had no idea when the boy in brown (although it was actually a girl today) would show up, I decided to declare today as my Christmas treat making day.
And boy what a day it was.
I began with carmel making at 9:00 this morning and worked pretty much non stop all day, until about 5:00.
All in all today I made a batch of carmel (thumbs up), a batch of english toffee (so-so), two batches of peanut butter fudge (they hit the trash), cream cheese candies (sorta eh...but they look nice on a plate), santa claus cookies (my kids' favorite cause they're cute), and a huge batch of egg nog snickerdoodles which I had never made before but kinda liked.
So yeah. Like I said, if I ever bake again, I'm afraid it will be too soon.
We wrapped up the plates and delivered them to some of the neighbors tonight for FHE. Unfortunately, they didn't go as far as I needed them to go, but I do have a ton of carmel left. Just ran out of wax paper to wrap them, so maybe everyone else will get baggies of carmel.
Aaron had so much fun helping me roll the cream cheese candies and was ever so good at "gently" pressing them with a fork. And yes. He did wash his hands. :0) Actually I made him use clorox wipes on them since I know how well a kid washes his hands. Hee hee.
Well, there you have it. Holiday baking 2008 - complete.