Monday, December 18, 2006

Bake-Bake-Bake, Bake-Bake-Bake, Bake your Cook-ie

Sorry to have been AWOL. The Christmas season, no matter how much I love it, takes its toll on me. In the last 24 hours, I have crocheted a hat, baked 5 batches of cookies, shopped, posed for Christmas pictures, wrapped 85% of the gifts I will give this season and written out 15 Christmas cards. Oh yeah, and I also went to work and slept.

Here is a glimpse of the Gilbert bakery:

For those I hold dear, including my waitress at Golden Corral, I have baked Irish shortbread, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, white chocolate macadamia, and chocolate chip cookies.

Now, to finish the shopping, wrapping, card writing, cleaning in frantic preparation for my family's arrival on Friday and the subsequent Gilbert-Wittig family Christmas dinner on Saturday (I'm making a ham! I've never cooked a ham before! My mother in law will be there!), pie baking, and christmas cd burning. God help me.


T. said...

I LOVE holiday cookies. This is why my waist resents the rest of my body this time of year.

Amanda said...

i admire your motivation! i've reached the point of grumpy avoidance on all my christmas tasks. mrf.

ashley said...

Meg, can I just say that I love that you bake cookies for your waitress at the Golden Corral?

We call my brother-in-law Willy Wonka because he makes candy to fill up more than 50 buckets every Christmas to give away to various people.

Good luck with your ham!

velocibadgergirl said...

Oh, yum...I almost wish I was your waitress all of a sudden.