Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Salon - Getting Ready for the Big Day


So with Christmas coming up, this week's going to be pretty busy! I have most of my shopping done but I still have to wrap and send out those last few cards. We send out our cards the day after Thanksgiving but I always get a few back and send them out the week before Christmas; I hope they get to their recipients on time!

My big plan for today? Bake cookies, and then bake more cookies. Friday I made sugar cookies shaped like Hello Kitty; yesterday was chocolate chip cookies and today is peanut blossoms. Tomorrow I'll make cranberry pinwheels and Tuesday I'll make gingersnaps and coconut macaroons. Finally, on Wednesday I'll make something else- what, I don't know yet. Most of the cookies are traditions but I always like to try something new as well. Then on Christmas day I have to make an upside down cake for dessert, garnished with pomegranate seeds. Yum!

We also have to take my cat to the vet today- a challenge considering the amount of snow outside! We're fairly buried here in the Boston area today! Those flamingos are in my backyard and that picture is from about 10 a.m. this morning!

What are your holiday traditions?

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