Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I don't know what it is, but I just can't get into the holiday candy- and cookie-making groove this year. It's usually necessary to begin well before Thanksgiving...but I just couldn't. For more than a week, Thanksgiving dinner was all I could think obsess about. Sure, there are a few more weeks before the holidays. But the problem is, we'll be seeing him on Saturday, and I need to have a variety of stuff made for his goodie box!

I kind of got started two days before Thanksgiving. I made a batch of chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. They turned out insanely good...better than they should have. As a result, a lot of them got devoured on Thanksgiving Day, and Jess took some in to work for his department's "leftovers luncheon" the day after. So there weren't that many left.

On Sunday, Jess offered to work on one of his contributions and he made a batch of cashew brittle. It turned out very nicely. I made a batch of hot pepper peanut brittle, and it was also delicious. But nut brittles and chocolate cookies wouldn't be enough. Especially when he knows I make a lot more than those.

So a couple of nights ago, I made the centers for my chocolate-covered coconut candies. And then I made a batch of cookie dough for my gingered oatmeal-raisin cookies. But I was too tired to bake the cookies that night, so I refrigerated the dough to make them up later. And I was too tired to dip the chocolates, so I refrigerated the centers to make them up later.

Tonight, I baked the cookies, but I'm still not motivated to dip the coconut chocolates. Shit. Besides that, we still need to make fudge, cashew clusters, peanut clusters, cherry bon bons, and chocolate mints. How will we pull that off by Saturday afternoon? The nut clusters and fudge are easy enough, but the bon bons, mints, and dipped chocolates are a pain.

We're going to be very, very busy for the next two days.


At 10:51 PM, December 03, 2007, Blogger pinknest said...

well, once you do this, i'd be happy to participate as the quality control taste tester.

At 8:37 PM, December 04, 2007, Blogger Marc said...

Certainly! Set up a drink-up and I will bring some for everyone!


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