12/23/2005

Cookies, Cookies, EVERYWHERE!

Due to popular request, and pleadings from my other half, I have just finished baking Cookies, and MORE Cookies until my arms are falling off!! And he has been SHOVELING them in his stomach as fast as he can! He comes home from work, or in the morning with his coffee, and eats a big handfull armed with a big glass of milk and his plate full of cookies. At this rate, I wonder if any will make it to serve my guests during the Christmas Day festivities!

I made the popular peanut butter cookie, the Oatmeal raisin, the Thumbprint with raspberry preserves on top, the sugar cookie rollouts, hand cut with my varied cookie cutters by me and my granddaughter, with icing and sprinkles, the date cookies rolled in a a delicate dough like a pinwheel, and the ever favorite, Chocolate chip, some with nuts, and some without!

This morning, at the end of washing all the pans and bowls, and getting the kitchen cleaned up, I look at all the storage containers filled with the cookies, and I wonder, how long will they last at the pace my Hubby is consuming them. Already the Oatmeal and chocolate chips are going fast, and he's made a big dent in the Sugar cookies last night, (He couldn't wait to hit those). I sit here with sore back and arms that I can barely hold upright, wondering if it was worth the trouble. I say SURE! It's worth it to see the delight in my Hubby's eyes and smile as he devours another piece, but I just hope I can keep a few to display, and offer for the rest of the family and my Aunt and Uncle who are coming for dinner on Christmas day!

Actually, this is the only time of the year that I do this much baking, and with me being sick and in the hospital from Thanksgiving through the end of January last year, my Hubby and my family missed out on all the goodies all through the holidays last year. Our favorite Christmas Dinner is Galumpky, or stuffed cabbage, and we plan to make it this year with the help of my Caroline. Last year, Caroline tried to keep up the tradition, and she made the stuffed cabbage herself for the first time, and she did a great job (the family liked it). She even brought a plate to me in the hospital, but at that time it didn't go well on my stomach, with all the pain pills and medication I was on, but it had a nice taste anyway.

I recently discovered another lump on my jaw, smaller than the tumor that was taken off back in June, but the doctor that operated on me before is trying to get it down with antibiotics, if it does not go down, (which so far it hasn't) then he might have to operate on me again to get it out. Hopefully, he won't have to cut me so much, this time. But, that will be After I enjoy the Holidays with all my family again. Let's hope that the New Year brings better health and happiness to me, my family, and to ALL MY FRIENDS in the Blog world! HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU! Candy Cane 1 Frosty Christmas Tree Joy To The World Elf Present Candy Cane 2





2 comments:

caroline said...

everything feels right now that your home and doing things like you used to!
It's just a present in itself just to have you home for the holidays!
Love ya

wendy said...

It really felt good to have real christmas spirit and chear on christmas and a feeling of peace and joy all in the same time,all are christmas wish came true.God really did brings those feelings back to me yesterday and still,happy and no worries about a thing.God has a way of fixing things, doesn't he?Thank you mom for all the love you shown for me and my familly.I'm proud of the hole family and the way it made me feel was all warm inside.Thank you again god bless and a Merry christmas to all.the cookies were so good thier gone know we gave the rest to Santa on Christmas along with a glass of milk.Dad really had fun this christmas with the kids and the games he played were so awsome.He asked the kids if they wanted door number 1 prize to open or door number 2 or 3?They picked and opened them in frount of use and everyone was what they wanted and dreamed of having.It slowed them down and it want it so we could see and feel what they felt about that presant my kids jumped for joy and were bursting with happiness they got all on thier christmas list.words couldn't speak how they were so happy to have what they been wanting for a very long time.I'm just glad my suffering is over and I have peace for awhile from them wanting me to death.they have thier grandma back again and she's got her grove back.love ya Mom and dad your the best