I made a few lists the other day, in an effort to be more organized. One list was the Christmas cookies I'm going make. Now, in true procrastinator-fashion, I'm trying to whittle it down to making less cookies. So here they are, in order of what has to be made first:
1) Nutmeg Logs (labor intensive)
2) Peppermint Party Cookies (easy-peasy)
3) Sugar Cookies (the cut-out and frosted kind)
4) Liebkuchen (a pain in the ass, but I gotta have them)
5) Cornflake Balls (really easy, and killer)
And these, which I'm waffling on:
6) Molasses Crinkles or
7) Ginger Creams
Both are ginger/molasses based, but while the crinkles are work before you make them, the creams have to be frosted afterwards (they might need shaping too - its been a hunded years since I made them). So I'm debating which is less work, versus which one I just have to make. I'm also toying with a few others like:
8) Mock Baby Ruth Bars (easy, but I'm bored with them)
9) Gumdrop Bars (I've never made them)
10) Springerle (No one but Bea and I will eat these little german rocks)
In a perfect world, I would make all of them, and still have time to greet my husband at the door with a casserole in my hands, backdropped by an immaculate house and smiling, well-groomed children. (Ok, maybe not even in a perfect world, but in a Disney-esque fantasy world, it could happen!) But I digress...
We now return you to our previous program....!
Honestly, I think I'll just stick to the first 5 and call it a day - I have "Red Suit" duties to perform, as well as a dinner party to throw on the 22nd, and its not like any mice or a fairy godmother are going to pop up, sing a song, and Bibbity Bobbity Boo all my chores away.
Sigh...you just can't find good rodent help anymore. I wonder how hard it would be to train the cats to clean house? It can't be any harder than getting two boys to clean house, right?
I did plan the menu for the Solstice Party, so I'll know what to buy, and what to delegate; and we did get the tree up today, so there's a couple of things I can cross off already.
Alla ka zoola, mitcha ka boola, bibbity bobbity boo -
What the hell does that song mean?