Christmas Baking Attack Plan – Week #3
- By: Hallee
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I am sorry that we never got back to the Christmas Baking Attack plan. The flu hit my house and knocked us back for a good week. I am just this week (and it’s Thursday right now) trying to get some order back and get the household back to functioning.
I did not do my baking — I’ve only baked for two different parties I’ve gone to. So, without happy little pictures, here is what we would have done with the baking:
Using your platters or baskets that you bought for each person on your gift list, put a few cookies, a few pieces of fudge, some candy — just make a small gift plate. You don’t need to give a dozen cookies. I would have placed the Individual Red Velvet Bundt Cakes in the center of the platter then surrounded it with cookies and candies. If I had done cut out Sugar Cookies, I would have just done four to six designs, then given one of each one. Five or six pieces of Fudge is plenty. Three or four pieces of Captain Crunch Candy fills up a portion of a platter. For the Cranberry Nut Bread and Banana Nut Bread, I balance the platter out with a mini-loaf on either side.
So, fill it however you want to fill it. Wrap it well in plastic wrap. I wrap it all the way around and overlap itself, because it’s going to be traveling to people, and if you give it away at church or a party, it’s going to be traveling home with people.
I’ll typically tape a candcane on the top, then a bow, and attach a Christmas card.
Delivering these bring such joy.
I may still get them done. If I can get my Christmas mailing done, perhaps I’ll refocus on baking. If I do, I’ll update this post with pictures. But yesterday was my personal deadline for it, to deliver them during church, and I forced myself to quit worrying about not doing it.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoyed baking and giving the treasures from your kitchen as gifts.
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I’m glad you all are feeling better!
Please tell me how you keep childrens’ hands out of the goodies! I’ve boxed up goodies for my nephew stationed in Oki and my sister who lives in FL, but haven’t made any platters yet. Plan to make those after making my candy tomorrow evening.
And since I know you are having your Christmas a bit early this year, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas! Enjoy every minute :)
I’m SUPER strict in my kitchen, and the kids learn that early. They can be jumping off of the living room coffee table and flying through the house on a rope tied to the chandelier, and I’ll never bat an eye. But in my kitchen they must listen and obey constantly – one slip up and they’re out of there for the rest of the day. They don’t get to play or dance around (if I’m cooking – they do get to do that if I’m not in there — it’s the biggest most open space in the house and they need a place to be able to bounce a ball or something), they can’t have a fit, and they don’t get to touch. If they obey, then they can help me and get to stir, or scrape, or lick bowls, or whatever. I do too many things at one time, too many dangerous things with heat and sharp objects and machines, to have toddlers who don’t listen.
So, long answer to your short question – they keep their hands out because I tell them to. But, that’s after extensive training – LOL.
(This makes me sound really mean and I wonder if posting this is a mistake – lol.)
Oh yeah – and thank you. :) Our plans have changed with Kaylee’s impending move, so I get to have her for Christmas! Consequently, tonight is not Christmas Eve. (So, I decorated and sped up the advent calendar for no reason. we’ve had to slow that way down – skip a couple of days – so that the timing would be right – haha.)