Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Cookie Swap 2013

Our office held the third annual Christmas Cookie Swap last week. This has not been the best of years for just about everyone in our office.  There had been passing of loved ones, including my Geoffrey, cancer diagnosis of a coworker and family issues.  With all this, everyone was really excitement about having lots of different types of cookies and not having to bake them. It actually helped most of us get into the Christmas spirit. We had about ten participating this year and it seems to grow by at least one person a year.  Two of my coworkers actually switched their day in the other office just to be there. 
I like to make a large cookie as my contribution.  In the past I've made a gingerbread house, last year it was Santa and this year it's a Christmas Tree.  I hear they're headed for some stockings from Santa.

I also made these - Chocolate Thumbprint and Eggnog Biscotti, a little thank you to my office for helping me get through this past year.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Gingerbread Men Pops and a Christmas Party

Every year my mother's residence has a wonderful Christmas Party.  My daughter Jennifer and grandsons Jacob and Jordan attend with me.  It's a lot of fun.  Appetizers, treats, family, friends and Santa!  It's a great way to kick off the Christmas season.

I also make her some special little treat to pass out to her friends and some of the wonderful employees that take such good care of her.  It's comforting to know they are there for her and she is safe.  This year it's gingerbread flavored pops.

 Jordan and Jacob with Santa

 Mom, Me and Santa

Enjoy the season!
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