Our cat Skunk has offered to help you get ready for the holidays any way he can. He will help with:
Setting the table
#nothelpful (and Ewww!)
Ordering presents online
Wrapping the presents
Changing the sheets:
Perhaps some baking?
Setting the other table
#nothelpful (and Get down!)
Getting the kids to stop playing video games and help pick-up
Well, at least when all is said and done, you can relax and read a good book:
Here are some recent recipes that we’ve made for the various parties or just because:
Rainbow cookies from How Sweet It Is
I’ll be honest, these were way too sweet for me but Guitar Boy gave them thumbs up. Mine needed more cooking time than the recipe states as the first batch wasn’t quite done. I made the small ones (yes, those are the “small” ones).
Soft Gingersnaps from Two Peas and Their Pod
These were delicious. I definitely preferred them flattened with the bottom of a glass rather than puffy. To keep the coating both sparkly and crunchy, I used a mix of white sugar and Demerara sugar (also known as Turbinado sugar. Also known as cheap at Trader Joe’s.)
Gingerbread Granola from Minimalist Baker
Well, since I opened a jar of molasses, might as well find other things to do with it. This is granolatastic. Every time either Kevin or I walked by it, we would grab a handful. And the house smells great while it is cooking. I used one extra tablespoon of sugar and you could probably use another tablespoon of maple syrup if you want it more maple than ginger. Either I didn’t use a big enough pan or my oven runs cool, but I cooked it about 25 minutes before it started to brown. So check it at 18 but if it still feels really wet, leave it in for 3 minute intervals. It was great over vanilla Greek yogurt for breakfast. What is not great? Pieces of granola in my work keyboard.
Oh and one other thing:
Merry 3 days to go!