Tuesday, December 12, 2006
It's About Time and Holiday Cookies
Does does 37 years of procrastination sound about right? It was about time! It took me that long to hang a piece of sculpture I made long ago. I guess I had to find just the right wall...LOL Luckily, it survived a move and storage in the basement for many years. Ahhh...it brings back memories of college days. Perhaps it will inspire me to explore more ways to evoke the muse as they say.
On the knitting front.....I finished the spindle spun chocolate brown fiber, washed it and knitted it up into a hat for my mom. She requested a brown close fitting beanie type hat so I will surprise her with it for Christmas. I am stalled on the Reynolds Bulky Cardigan for obvious reasons. Perhaps I can get back to that after the holidays.
On the baking front I'm up to my eyes in cookies recipes. I'm trying to choose which to make for Christmas. I think I've settled in on prune filled cookies, bourbon balls, hidden kiss cookies, and nut sticks. Of course...I'll have to make the holiday Pistachio M and M cookies that are so easy.
My friend, Dottie and I have pledged to put all our recipes in Word and keep a complete copy of them because she's lost the recipes she's made for many years. Just today I had a meltdown because I thought I couldn't find my Italian Prune cookie recipe. Yes....it turned up. I typed it up promptly for fear that I may lose it.
A special cookie request: Does anyone have a copy of the Woman's Day Holiday Cookie pullout booklet from the late 1960's or early 1970's? A dear friend lost her copy and wants to make some from that booklet.
A second request: If you make holiday cookies, what are your favorites?