Baking Bungalow

I am feeling better. I was so excited yesterday when I got up and actually felt good. I still am getting tired easy - but I have not felt this good in months. I am so thankful to the Lord.


Well, the added energy has made me get some things done around here that I was not sure were going to get done for the holidays. Normally we send a plate of goodies over to the neighbors and sing carols to them. (I was thinking that I was not going to be up to it this year) Needless to say, we spent this afternoon baking. It was fun. We divided up into teams and went to work on various cooking projects.


We made reindeer cookies...

...and 'kiss' cookies...

...and covered pretzels....


...and cereal bars with holiday sprinkles...

...and turtles...


We will tackle the rest tomorrow afternoon and be ready for going out on Thursday.


In the midst of all the baking - I find out that we need 12 bags of goodies for the Christmas caroling at the church tonight. AHHH. So - with sugar, flour and drying pretzels surrounding us we broke open the bags of candy Daddy brought home and assembles 13 treat bags for the night. It went well; and the Zak joined in the fun too.





I trust you are enjoying your week before Christmas. Thanks so much for stopping by - I am glad you did.
Blessings,

~Jane

13 comments:

Our Red House said...

Those goodies look delicious.

I have just posted the recipe you requested for candied peel. Come and have a look!

Kate

Mimi said...

looks like you will be ready on time...
Merry Christmas!!
Mimi

EdibleEducation said...

The reindeer cookies are so cute! What kind of dough do you use for them? I'd love to bring some to our Christmas gathering...

Jane said...

---It is a penut butter dough -- pretty much the same dough that is used for the traditional 'kiss' cookies. So, simple! The the chocolate chips are the miniture ones for the eyes and a big red N&N - (I used the penut M&Ms from the holiday bag) my helpers sorted the red from the green. :) Hope they turn out for you. Feel free to email me with questions.
~Jane

Jane said...

(That was supposed to be M&M not N&N) LOL

Have a great day everyone!

Kimmie said...

Hi Jane;

Your cookies look yummy, what blessed neighbors you have.

Hope the "feeling good" lasts...may you be blessed by the Hand of God.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Daughter of the King said...

oh...I bet it smells good in your home.
Deby

Persuaded said...

my goodness you have been busy! I have never seen homemade turtles before- they look very yummy!

Becky K. said...

Wow! Don't overdo! You sound like me...a little bit of energy and off you go.
I'll bet it smells awesome at your house with all of those goodies!
Becky K.

Nettie said...

Those ALL look delicious! I really need to be doing more baking than I have this year.

And I love your kitchen tip. My oldest son leaves for Seminary at 6 am, so preparing for the morning is very helpful!

And thank you for visiting!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yum, all the cookies look so good! I haven't seen the reindeer cookies, and would like to try them!

I posted more Nativity displays tonight, maybe your children would like to vote on their favorites!

Katherine

MondaythroughSunday said...

Yummy! Thank you for commenting on my blog! I really like the music you have playing..very calming.

Sharon said...

Your goodies look so delicious!!

Glad you are feeling better. :-)