Cookies and Christmas planning

by Patricia on November 3, 2008 · 1 comment

Yesterday I made chocolate cut-out cookies and the boys helped me decorate. It was a bit of a messy endeavor but it was fun. And the cookies were delicious… like brownies. I plan to make these cookies again for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, I have decided to once again make presents for my friends instead of buying. And with the economy in the stinker, it’s just another reason to scale back. Last year I made loads of cookies and rice therapy bags (to be heated in the microwave and put on your sore neck… or as a hand warmer in your hoodie as one of my friends used it :) )
This year I’m thinking green. Of course, I’ll still make an assortment of cookies but instead of the “indulge” theme I had last year, I thought “green” would be a good theme and it means something to me. I’ve been doing little things this year to green my life (ex: almost always take my own bags to the store… I say almost because I tend to forget my bags still when I go to non-grocery stores like Target and Walgreens, but I’m working on that. I also made napkins recently and stopped buying paper towels. I use old kitchen towels as rags for spills and cloth napkins when I eat). But what to include in a “green” kit? Reusable bags, cloth napkins, …. ??? I’m not sure. I want it to be cute and fun, but green.
Anyway, it’s already November so it is definitely time to get started.

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1 Brit Hammer November 15, 2009 at 4:06 am

After I’d graduated and was working at my 1st “real” job, I made *humble* cinnamon apple sauce for some colleagues and pound cake with fruit and REAL whipped cream for others. Both were a huge hit… :-)

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