I Think I May Actually Be Ready.

by Jen on December 19, 2011

Good morning!  Wow…less than a week until Christmas!  Let that sink in for a minute.


I think I’m actually ready for Christmas.  I had a pretty productive weekend.

It started on Friday, when I decided to make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares.


If I could actually eat peanut butter, these bars would be my favorite; they are so moist and delicious.  I suppose I could have substituted the peanut butter for almond butter, but this way, I’m not tempted to eat them!  Actually, I can’t really eat any of my Christmas baking because it either contains peanuts or eggs Sad smile

On Saturday, it was bake until you drop.  I baked from 9:30 until 3:30, but I managed to get it all done!  Now I don’t have Mark asking me everyday, “when are you going to make my favorite cookie?”

First up was the sugar cookies.  I baked the cookies in the oven, iced them, and then let the boys decorate!

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I asked Mark to supervise, but I’m pretty sure he was the official taste tester.  The boys had a great time decorating.  But who wouldn’t when it’s “one Smartie for the cookie, and two Smartie’s for me!”  Let’s just say they didn’t want any lunch.

I think the cookies turned out great.  In that gigantic pile are snowmen, stars, and Christmas trees.


After the sugar cookies, I moved on to the Mars Bars (which literally only took me 10 minutes to make) and Mark’s favorite, Chocolate Mounds.

This year, I doubled the recipe for the Chocolate Mounds because each year Mark complains that he doesn’t have enough cookies to eat.  Oh sorry, I didn’t know you were in a cookie eating contest!  However, I didn’t mind doubling the recipe since they are so easy to make.


On Sunday, it was time to wrap all the gifts, my favorite thing to do Annoyed

Originally, all 3 boys were supposed to go to their grandparent’s house for the day, but Caleb has a bad cold, so I told him he had to stay home and rest.  I had to be a little sneaky in wrapping gifts, however, I did manage to get it all done by noon.

I would have loved to relax on the couch in the afternoon and catch up on some Real Housewives, but I’m pretty sure Caleb wouldn’t be into that.  So, we watched the movie Curious George instead.  I sure hope his cold goes away before Christmas.  Last Christmas he had a nasty cold.  So nasty that he wasn’t in the mood to even open presents.  I just hope that doesn’t happen again this year!  I’m feeling slightly under the weather, so I hope I’m feeling better soon as nothing slows down at this time of year…or ever when you’re a mom!

I’m still trying to decide what to make for Christmas morning brunch.  Every year, my parents come to our house on Christmas morning where we open gifts and then have a nice brunch.  Normally, I have no problem deciding what to make, but this year, after being diagnosed with an egg intolerance, my choices are limited.  Why does everything brunch related have eggs in it?!

Question: How was your weekend?  What do you do for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch?

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