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13 December 2007

Thursday Thirteen ~ Christmas Cookie Prep

Thirteen Things I gotta do to prepare for our annual three day CHRISTMAS cookie baking extravaganza…

1. Dig around for the festive cookie tins (or did I give them all away?)

2. Check food coloring. (why can you ONLY buy the four pack when you only ever run out of two of the colors?)

3. Call the step dad to make sure he has plenty of firewood and Jack. (for both our benefits)

4. Pack up cookie sheets and cooling racks (take a picture so at the end I can prove how many are mine.)

5. Select two books (for down time between mixing, baking, decorating to maintain my personal sanity)

6. Select five movies everyone will enjoy…(the 17 year old and the 76 year old like the same….the 19 year old, 26 year old, and 70 year old like the same….the 42 year old will disapprove of whatever I bring)

7. Inventory the sprinkles, jimmies, colored balls, and other decorations at Mama’s. (confirm there is plenty of red, green, and orange)

8. Find out what the kids’ work schedules are (no one gets to just show up and take cookies if they didn’t help mix, knead, chop, cut and decorate.)

9. Buy green and red plastic wrap (I’m fairly certain this is poisonous…but it looks so pretty)

10. Review list of things to do Friday (make dough for overnight refrigeration, chop nuts, sift flour, slice candied fruit)

11. Stop by Peets for Sumatra or be stuck with folgers. (Blech..light brown water you can read thru)

12. Overcome the tremendous urge to pack up my laptop and take it with me. (it’s not like I’ll have withdrawals or anything….I am coming home at night afterall….I just don’t like sharing the computer with five other people…not to mention its one of those desktops the Smithsonian is asking for…)

13. Bring my better angel…just in case…

16 comments:

craig andrew said...

The Jack to keep you warm and the firewood to cope with the family? C;)

Dixie said...

COOKIES??? DID YOU SAY COOKIES??? I'm trying to be really good this year... arghhhhhhhhh!!!! Of course they could be made with Splenda and I could have them ;-)


I'm sure you will have everything you need.

I so agree with you about the food coloring.

Matt-Man said...

Mmmmmmmm. Firewood and Jack, what a lovely Christmas combination. Enjoy it Kat. Cheers!!

katherine. said...

C:) exactly. Fires calm me.

Dixie: no splenda here...stay away!

matt: too bad you can't come by and whip up some loosemeat sandwhiches!

Lori said...

It sounds like im coming to your house for Christmas cookies:) Happy TT my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Oh my gosh, there are so many good posts today about food and what-not and now I come over to read about cookies and my stomach that was already growling is now drowning out the sound of the snowplow rattling its way down the road outside of my house!

I used to bake Christmas cookies for all of the cops I worked with and that was quite the undertaking but fun at the same time. Enjoy the time baking yours and if you have any extra you don't know what to do with, I'll email you my address!

Bond said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cookies...yummo...HEY can you get the Single Barrel out there? It is like the best thing since they invented the original Jack...2 ice cubes and 3 fingers of it and OH MY heavenly

wait..this was about cookies, was it not? hheeeeeeeeheeeeeeee

Marilyn said...

I'm only making snickerdoodles and chocolate chip this year. Only for the neighbors and Andy and a few freinds, not everybody I ever met, like I sometimes do.

Julie said...

Oh this sounds like a wonderful time! I have an email that has a full page of just names and when you click the recipe comes up. Let me know if you want it!

Mags said...

Mmmmm cookies!!!

I laughed out loud at your colored plastic wrap point. :) Sorry I'm late on commenting...lots of snow here today!

Odat said...

Sounds like loads of fun!!! Nice tradition!
Peace

Mar said...

I.love.cookies!!! and that annual three day CHRISTMAS cookie baking extravaganza sounds like lots of fun and quality time with your loved ones, enjoy it!

Mel said...

Oh wow.....what a wonderful tradition. (brilliant idea on photographing what's yours, btw..LOL.NOT that it'll save them from wandering home with anyone!)

Mix, knead, roll, cut...bake to your heart's content. Don't forget to chill, eh?
And hug the mom lots! At least once for me, please...

Desert Songbird said...

Yippee! Cookies!!!

Sounds like tons of work, and tons of fun, and tons of...well, you know...

Mimi Lenox said...

Yes, you'd better pack the angels for sure.
Orange??

Kb said...

LOL! Katherine! I decided to make truffles this year because I am tired of finding sprinkles behind the appliances in April. :) Have a great time!