Monday, December 27, 2010
Cookies are great therapy
This time last year, I wasn't able to eat any vegetables and had to steer clear of excessive treats for fear of severe abdominal pain and upset. This Christmas I was so happy to be able to bake! Nothing says Christmas like holiday cookies in a gift bag.
Mom and I live in a really quaint little neighborhood and have super nice neighbors all around us. Typically, the neighbrhood gets together a few weeks before Christmas for a travelling Christmas party. They roam from home to home, bonding, eating, drinking and laughing. Mom and I have not been able to participate in the festivities mainly because it's at night. It's just too hard to do in the dark....but we found a way to spread holiday cheer this year.
Mom and I baked cookies! We made chocolate drops, mexican wedding cookies, snickerdoodles, and peppermint bark. It was so so so much fun. We were exhausted though, it took quite a while.
We placed cookies in holiday bags along with a few candy canes, and wha-la!
The best part is that our neighbors loved them. I hope they tasted OK, but the gesture was probably unexpected.
I think it's great therapy to bake something for someone else at least once per month........I'll see if I can do that.
I am so grateful to be able to do bake!