Christmas 2019

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One of the great joys of Christmas is spending time with family.  Getting ready for the visit can be a bit hectic especially if you keep putting things off.

Dec. 23:  I knew we were going up to my brother’s on Christmas Day.  I knew I wanted to bake some cookies to take with us.  I actually baked two batches yesterday, but I didn’t finish topping them.  One needed icing and one needed to be rolled in powdered sugar.  I also wanted to make two more batches.

With all of this to do you can pretty much guess how I spent Monday.  Kathy and I went to the movies.  Yes, Kathy wanted to see Cats.   That is a whole different post.  I will just say that I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Dec. 24:   I finished the cookies that weren’t complete plus I made two more batches.  Bad news, though.  Because we don’t eat dairy products on this day I couldn’t sample them.  I had never made them before so I didn’t know if they would be good enough to take for company or not. Here are the four types I made.r

From the to left we have iced cranberry orange cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, red velvet cookies, and chocolate buckeye brownies There is a peanut butter center under that chocolate frosting.  I didn’t have to worry; all four were delicious.

After the cookies were finished it was time to start wrapping the presents I had bought for Kathy.  I finished just in time for bed.

Dec. 25: Christmas Day starts with 10:30 Mass. It was a small crowd there since most people went to one of the three Christmas Eve Masses we had.   By the time we got home, had some breakfast and packed up some cookies it was time to head to my brother’s.  Opening presents would have to wait until the evening.

We had a nice afternoon visiting.  Our nephew and his wife, whom we haven’t seen since last Christmas, were there.  It was nice catching up with them.

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When we got home we decided to make a cup of coffee, sit on the floor and open our present.  This was a nice way for us to end what was a very enjoyable Christmas Day.  Hope all of you enjoyed your day as well.

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2020!

 

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  1. As I am reading your post, I am sitting at the airport waiting to go back home after visiting my family for over a week and I definitely feel how fast Christmas goes by..this year was even less busy than previous years where we have had evenings out or events every day! I am glad to have had this time to reconnect/relax with my parents and sister 🙂

  2. glenda funk

    The cookies look delicious. Glad they turned out well. Holiday cooking always makes me a bit nervous. This year I baked a lot before the big day and taught a friend to make candied pecans. I’m also the one who makes the big meal, which this year was prime rib. I cooked so much that no one noticed the honey balsamic carrots.

  3. Your cookies look delicious! I thought about baking cookies, but have come to the conclusion that I always bake more than I need, so I only baked one kind this year. Wishing you and Kathy a happy 2020!

  4. Terje

    Family and cookies – sweet times! Wishing you and Kathy many sweet times for next year!

  5. The cookies look and sound amazing … wish I had some now. I so treasure the time to sit and savor moments with my family (when all my preparations and rushing is done). Such moments are the stuff of life.

  6. Best wishes to you for a Happy New Year! Yours is the first positive comment I’ve seen about Cats! I look forward to your review.

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