Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Christmas Rush is here!

Well the Christmas rush is still on. More shopping, more baking, more presents to wrap....Oh when does it stop!

Today was none stop. My son Jason and his girlfriend Tiffany came over in the morning and we went to the store to pick up a couple more presents I still needed to pick up. I hope I don't think of anything else!

After I got what I needed we went back to my house and we baked cookies and made candy all day. It was so much fun having someone to help....I usually do all the Holiday baking by myself. They were both a lot of help Jason made the fudges and Tiffany made the cookies. We made chocolate and peanut butter fudge, swedish cream wafers, spritz cookies and then Jason wanted to make boiled cookies my families favorite anytime of the year. I've been making these since my boys were just little.

Yes you can still bake in a kitchen that is only half there. Here are a few pictures of Jason and Tiffany cooking.

Jason making fudge

Tiffany making Spritz Cookies


Anonymous said...

My name is Linda and I am signing your blog because my Sister Sarah wants extra entree's into the free retreat contest I also want you to enter my name I think it would be so much fun to come and stay the weekend My sister is Sarah Lefotu and my name is Linda Sizemore. said...

It sounds like you had so much fun with your family cooking up all of your treats! I had such a good time at scrap-n-away both times I was there! It is truly a treat to scrapbook and spend time there. Have a Merry Christmas!
-Marjorie Scane

Breena said...

Hey Bonnie- what the heck are boiled cookies? I'm dying to know...

And dying to come back to Scrap-n-Away! I wanna sit in the 'cuzzi when there's snow outside :-)

Merry Christmas!

Nancy Mayer said...

I too would like the recipie for boiled cookies. They sound very interesting.
I love being in your mountain community. It is very friendly and inspiring for all our artsy pastimes.
Scrapbooking keeps us close to our roots and passes on our family memories.
Have a great holiday.
Nancy Mayer

Cheeziemommie said...

How fun! My holiday baking helpers are 6 and 5 haha fun times! :)

Wilda said...

Hello Bonnie!
My name is Wilda, and like Linda, I was referred by Sarah Lefotu for the give away contest.
It will be so nice to get to go to your place and relax with some hot cocoa and some projects to do.

Stacy said...

You may have given this recipe already, but I missed it. What are boiled cookies?

Erin said...

Hi Bonnie!
Oh, how I've missed coming up there to see you again (I was there in may of '07), eat your yummy, YUMMY food and scrap-away with my friends! I had a baby girl in March of this year so it's been tough to squeeze in a visit with nursing. I've already prepped my husband that I'm outta here and on my way to see you, your sweet husband, that beautiful cabin and catch up with you and my friends as soon as I'm done nursing. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a happy & healthy 2009! Can't wait to see you in the Spring!
Lots of Love, Erin Miles

homegrownhospitality said... isalmos time to pick a winner...I want to win...and if I do, then I can teach while I am there...hey... a "win win" and I hope that if I win, you will make those fabulous bicuits!!!!

can wait to see who wins.....

Sue Hamilton said...

I wish my son loved to make fudge. Well, maybe not! Please tell that Sara that she needs to send her own comments--and tell her Sue Hammy said so!!! Hope you and Mark are doing well. Blessings, Sue