Just wanted to post a quick hello to wish everyone in the blogosphere a very Merry Christmas. It was my intention to have my semi-sort-of-annual newsletter posted here and a cheery photo greeting card with the link printed across the bottom so I could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Alas, I haven't given much thought to a family newsletter or photo greeting card and Christmas is already here. *sigh* C'est la vie, my friends. C'est la vie!
I thought I was doing a great job of being on top of shopping, wrapping, baking, etc. Still I found myself out in the streets for 5 hours this morning wandering about from one store to the next in the rain. My list of things to finish for tomorrow's dinner at my brother's house is still quite extensive and I'm pooped! I will probably bake a little then lay it down and get up and go to church and come home and bake a little more and call it a day!
For family gifts I baked cranberry orange bread, peppermint meringue cookies and made rum balls. I still have spicy cheese straws and sugar cookies to add to the baskets. I made a fudgy peppermint cake to take to my brother's and will probably do a potato salad as well (I know that's not the "usual" fair for Christmas, but he's "doing meat" so I'm assuming it will be smoked or barbecued.)
I'll be back to let you know how my baking turns out. I'll even try to remember to take some photos since my internet explorer is back up and running. What sweet treats did you leave for Santa?
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!