Hello from Central New York!
It feels great to be home for the holidays! Even though I saw my family last weekend, we haven’t been together at home since Thanksgiving, so I’m happy and thankful we’re all together again. Including Zelda.
I missed her so much! Today’s been a low-key, relaxing day. I watched the Syracuse basketball this afternoon, which I do not want to talk about.
Yep, Jim Boeheim was seriously peeved. (And yes, my beloved Orange lost to the Temple Owls.) I then proceeded to drown my sorrows by baking some Christmas cookies. First, Margaret and I made fudge-filled sandies.
We split one for “quality control purposes,” and they tasted yummy!
We also baked a batch of gingerbread men.
We’ll decorate them tomorrow, and we also have at least three more types of cookies to make, so we’ll be busy! Oh, and between measuring flour, setting the timer, and moving cookies to cooling racks, I totally OD’d on my grandma’s homemade toffee.
You can’t stop at one piece; the stuff is seriously addicting, so we call it crack–ha! Hopefully there will be more at our family dinner tomorrow.
Do you bake Christmas cookies? What’s your favorite type of cookie to make—or eat?