This is the last full week before Christmas. The house is decorated, presents are bought so this week is dedicated to wrapping presents and the baked goods. I give away many baked goods to friends, families, mailmen, garbage men, all the ladies that make me beautiful… or at least acceptable, and everyone who helps me run my life smoother. There is a guy at Office Depot who helps me and he is getting a treat.
Now baked goods may seem like no big deal but lately, less and less people are baking and homemade treats are special. The recipient has to know how much you appreciate their efforts. I fill a basket and as I make my rounds, gifts are given.
So this week, I am combining all the cookie dough and freezing, making marshmallows, sugar pecans, chex mix and puppy chow. My kitchen is like Santa’s workshop this week. All covered in confectionary sugar and flour…. Not really. I will package the treats as they are made so I can deliver them.
This week’s menu is all about baking… and easy meals that I can make while covered in sugar.
Nachoes with guacamole and queso
Ham and Brie Panini
Homemade Potato Chips
Out to dinner with family
Lasagna Rolls (Freezer)
Mustard Beef Roast (Crockpot)
Sauteed Green Beans
Baked Macaroni and Cheese