December 21, 2008

I'm So Proud!

For the first time EVER, I made Christmas goodie plates!! 
Oh come on, don't be so surprised. It wasn't something our family ever did growing up, and to brutally honest, half the stuff people give you are just plain nasty. 
Okay, its probably just me. I don't really like all those funky bread thingies that people make. (I hope I didn't just offend anyone. Seriously, I'm just picky. If its not chocolate, chances for it going over well with me are slim) Fudge on the other hand, well, now that's good stuff!
Anyway, I was considering making all these candies from scratch, but by the time I was done with my five hour shopping trip (see post below) it just didn't seem like a very appealing idea. So, I... I... I cheated. There, I admit it! I cheated!
I bought pretzels, a couple tins of the yummy Danish Butter cookies and some chocolate to melt and dip the above in.
I did make some Andes Mint cookies, but other than that, all I did was melt and dunk. Still, for a first timer, I thought I did rather well!
I then put all the left over chocolate into a bowl and set it out in front of the kids, who had just finished helping dad wrap presents for their cousins, gave them the pretzels, and showed them how to dunk.
Then, I turned my back and started on the mint cookies. A couple minutes later, Luke starts making a fuss about the mess the kids were making. Apparently, he was too busy taping up a box to notice what was happening six inches in front of him until it was too late. 
Men really aren't very good at multi-tasking.  =)

(sigh) I love my hubby! All in all, I would say it was a successful treat making experience!

4 super cool people speak:

Heidi said...

Do those pants have pigs on them?! I love them! Congratulations on making a goodie plate. I always had fun doing those. But we made normal cookies. A couple of years ago Mom left the baking for the neighbors' Goodie plates to me. Ah, it was glorious...and a hassle! I think I did 7 kinds of cookies. I've always gone overboard when it comes to cooking or baking. Wish I'd been clever like you and gone the easy route!

Mama Smith said...

Next time...get WHITE CHOCOLATE and DIP PREZELS for GRANNY!!! (smile)

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL, yes, those were Savannah's "pink piggy jammies" until she outgrew them. Now Joseph wears them, and he LOVES them!

Garvin Smith said...

You make a GREAT mommy!

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