Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tis the season for cooks and bakers everywhere to be insanely busy. Like everyone else...at least I hope I'm not alone....I often intend to do way more than I actually achieve...case in point...
I'm ashamed to say that more than a month ago I received a box of great Hallmark goodies, in the hopes that I would share them with you. Naturally being into cooking and baking, the package contained foodie related items. The cake server that plays a Christmas ditty is particularly cute. And since my friends and family always laugh when I send them Hoops & Yoyo eCards, I knew someone would love to receive the singing paper card in the mail.
I intended to make some muffins or cupcakes to share and display on the "Merry Munching" box, but my cute little grandson, got to it first and turned it into giant confetti...oops. These Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing were delicious, but they had to make it to the party in a regular plastic container.
My favorite thing to do for gifts, is to bake some biscotti or cookies and package them in a pretty box...like the cute Gingerbread House in the picture at the top. Somehow, I ran out of time. Instead, I filled it with some of the cute tree trimmers - all with a baking theme instead.
My poll for the season...do you prefer gifts that are homemade or bought? And a second question...are you like my good friend Val of More Than Burnt Toast who is already done with gift buying and wrapping, or more like me, still rushing about at the last minute?