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18 December 2007

Manic Monday with Mo ~ Tuesday Heads or Tails

This is one of those incredibly uncreative combination posts…a late Manic Monday with Mo (it’s a blog eat blog world)…and an early Heads or Tails with Barb (skittles place). I’m gonna convince myself I can combine Carol and a Memorable Gift in a moderately successful manner. I spent the entire past three days making Christmas cookies. We played (and sang) Christmas Carols…watched Christmas movies and football….baked a gazillion cookies. It was truly a gift to have my family around…for one of our most arduous and delicious Christmas traditions.

How about a little Christmas Carol Jam Session?

Go Tell It On A Mountain (of butter)

Rolling….Rolling….Rolling On the Counter
(okay…not really a carol)

Hark The Herald Angels Sing

secret family recipes passed on to younger generations are truly a gift.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Frosty The Snowman

Here Comes Santa Claus…Here Comes Santa Claus

(the artist’s pallet has many colors…)

Let It Snow…Let It Snow…Let It Snow…

Oh Tannenbaum

Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
we WATCH Sound of Music at Christmas…
(shh...don't tell Jeff)

gifts waiting to be wrapped

ummm…okay…which ones are mine…

I hope to catch up with all of you soon...
there are hundreds of unread posts in my Reader...


ALF said...

Whoa - that's a lot of cookies. They all look delicious!

Mel said...


Bravo!! Bravo!!!

Show me the cookies! (darn that we don't have a single cookie in the house.....*sigh*)

Oh and your pans--just take the clean ones and call it good to go.

Bond said...

so very very cool....can i come out next year and help????



Mimi Lenox said...

Now that was amazing! I could never do that in a million years.

Can I have a cookie?

Mags said...

How awesome is that?!?! I love this post. Not only are cookies involved (and baking) but I love that your family did it together. Great post!!!

Desert Songbird said...

I'm so envious! I love cookies; it would be so fun to have a big cooking-making day.

Very creative post, but I AM gonna tell Jeff about your secret passion...


Roger said...

Wow all those photos are making me verrrrry hungry! Awesome post!! :D

Linda said...

What a great combo-meme but now I have this unexplained craving for frosted Christmas cookies!

Oswegan said...

It's like a dang cookie factory over there.

I'm feeling fat already.


Jeff B said...

I was really enjoying your post with all the awesome baked goods until...AAARRRGH!!

Just reading about you watching "The Sound of...Cats fighting" made my eyes hurt.


Mr. Fabulous said...

You're sending me some, right?


Matt-Man said...

Wow...Great Job, and the sight of you working dough with a rolling pin makes me hot. Cheers!!

Odat said...

Wow x 100!
That was a great, creative post!!!
and so were the cookies, btw!

Crazy Working Mom said...

I want some cookies!!! :)

You did a great job. They're beautiful.

Tisha @ CrAzY Working Mom

Kb said...

Did I see a snowman with green feet?

Marilyn said...

Cookies are performance enhancing... I think. And Jeff needs to eat more cookies, then he might appreciate a good movie.

This was a very fun post. Great job!

Travis said...

I'd say that combination post went very well.

And can I be an honorary member of the clan for a day so I can lick the yummy bowls?

JAM said...

Wow, all of these look amazing. I'll bet your house smelled heavenly as well.

Julie said...

WOW! Very impressive! I used to make 12-15 different types of cookies....I did maybe 5 this year.