Party Cake Shop on his way to work and stopped in to buy me some cookies (this was before our cookie baking spree). Yum! Linzer Tarts. A little too much powdered sugar - I wound up covered in white powder every time I went near these cookies - but definitely a tasty treat.
Mushroom-Fontina Quiche week. It also was Spinach-Smoked Gouda Quiche week. We have so much going on that we haven't felt like spending much time on dinner. So we made these, cheating with store-bought frozen pie shells, and Oxtail Soup in the slow cooker. Those have been our meals this week.
4. I mentioned 'cookie baking spree.' Here's what we baked this year:
Cinnamon Bun Pinwheels, Blackberry Shortbread Bars, Spritz
Middle: Candy Cane Cookies, Cherry Icebox Ribbons, Chocolate Dipped Crescents
Bottom: Eggnog Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Peppermint Pinwheels, Triple Ginger
Only 9 kinds of cookies. I'm disappointed in us. Usually we bake 12 kinds.
5. Only 6 days until Christmas. I'm still not feeling the holidays. We're still not ready (yes, we still have gifts to buy).
These days, Christmas stirs up my mind. A lot. It makes me question religious beliefs, what being a good person means, the power and difficulty of forgiveness, why the current family holiday traditions are what they are, and what I truly want Christmas to mean for me and what I truly want to do versus what I feel obligated to do. You would think at my age I'd have this all sorted out, but I don't.
Maybe some day I will. For now, I'll eat my cookies, shrug my shoulders, and keep thinking about things.