It's been years since Lisa and I were able to pool our resources and just bake like fools for the holidays. Well, this year, my oven conveniently quit. Go figure - the damn thing is 20 years old. And Mark won't buy a new one. Had to wait until a new pilot was shipped out so he could fix it. So, I packed up my ingredients and recipes and pans and racks and hauled my ass over to Townsend after work on Friday the 15th and didn't get home until Sunday evening.
By the time we were done, Lisa had goody trays for 23 deliveries. And I got to bring home a big bucket o'nummies for Mark.
Let me see if I can list all the stuff we did:
- 7 Layer Bars
- Peanut Blossoms
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Chocolate Pizzelle
- Peppermint / White Chocolate Bark
- Dark Chocolate / White Chocolate / Almond Bark
- Peppermint Brownies
- Nutella Peanut Ravioli
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Cranberry Nut Cookies
- Lemon Tartlets
- Pecan Tartlets
- Coconut Raspberry Tarts
- Special K Peanut Butter Cookies
- Lemon Poppyseed Loaves
- Pumpkin Cranberry Loaves
- Almond Something Loaves (I forget what else was in there!!)
- Decorated Sugar Cookies
Gail was in for the weekend too, so she helped decorate the sugar cookies and kept us company while we baked and fried and melted and stirred and and and.
Jess called while we were working- so had to get a pic of Lisa talking to her.
This is the daSilva Christmas tree - Lisa is seriously considering keeping it up until Jess comes home.
This is the final result - it's hard to believe that all that work came down to this. But it was worth it - and had a great weekend making mudpies with Lisa. We don't get to spend enough time together.