Christmas baking almost didn't get done.
I kinda, sorta started to run out of time.
Energy abandoned me a LOOONG time ago. I started December running on fumes instead of fuel.
Note to self for future Christmas seasons - don't start December running on fumes instead of fuel.
So, yeah, I worked really hard at getting shopping done during the right pay period, and crafted a few minor things with a few mishaps and wrangled hubby into wrapping away the afternoon hours for a few days. And the baking kept getting bumped from the priority list to the point that I began to think I just wouldn't this year.
That option didn't seem all that bad, really!
....until the oldest boy started making the odd comment about seriously missing having Christmas baking in the house...
What's a mama to do when faced with big brown 13 year old eyes, blinking pathetically, begging for cookies?
She bakes cookies, of course!
However, given time and energy constraints, cutbacks were in order this year.
My list of baking (this information is likely completely dull to you, but will be my baking record for 2012) included:
1. Chocolate chip cookies made with red, white and green chips.
2. Haystacks - made for the young one, who is rarely interested in any baking outside of puffed wheat cake and haystacks
3. Reindeer chow - a Chex/Cheerios/Pretzels/Peanuts/Smarties covered in white chocolate confection inspired by Pinterest. Note to self: this was ridiculously expensive. Ridiculously. DO. NOT. MAKE. AGAIN.
4. Magic bars made with graham crumbs, pretzels, caramels, chocolate chips, coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Note to self: spray the daylights out of the pan and underbake, for heaven's sake. Sheesh. She don't wanna come out of the pan. And watch your fillings. You've been warned.
Yup! Finished my baking! Sounds ..... like I finished my baking. Misbehavin' bakin' had a mind of its' own.
The 13 year old brown eyed one just reported that everything tastes SO GOOD.