For the past few years, I have not done anything at home for Christmas because we go down to Los Angeles and spend time with my sister and her three men (husband and 2 sons).
I swore that this year I would put up my tree.
Hasn’t happened yet.
BUT I have been baking/making Christmas cookies! And while it is a lot of work and mess, it is putting me in the holiday spirit!
I like this a lot!
When you put up a tree, you get to enjoy it for a few weeks; but then you have to take it down and put it away for another year (or in my case – three years).
Kind of sad.
But with Christmas cookies, when you are done with them, you get to eat Christmas cookies!
Not sad at all.
So far I have made
crème de menthe chocolate squares,
my mom’s coconut-date balls,
and meringue surprise cookies!
And while I am totally capable of eating them all myself (given enough time), they are going to a party tomorrow.
And then, maybe I’ll put up the tree – on the other hand, I just found a new recipe for peppermint candy meltaway cookies!
Happy Holidays y’all.
(And I say Happy Holidays because I am happy and proud to have friends that celebrate many different holidays, and I celebrate with them!)