I’m crawling to the finish line, with shades on ‘cause nearby houses are competing for the most shockingly bright-lights display, which means every dive bar flashing a Miller Lite sign within a five-mile radius has officially collided with Vegas—and shined a powerfully condensed version of that disaster through my tiny kitchen window.
While I’m making cookies.
And cookie parts are flying everywhere—they’re in my socks and in my hair.
Also, Alex is learning to play “Jolene” on his guitar, so there’s a lot of stopping and starting between each flash. A lot of angst. A lot of soul. A lot of “don’t-take-my-man-or-my-cookies” energy.
So, yeah. It’s getting all wild up in here. (The cat has mistakenly tried to take refuge behind my legs. He has no idea.)
As you can see, this is no time to experiment. No time to sass Betty Crocker or draw horns on her bouffant hairdo. Instead, it’s time to make do—to go with the tried and true. So I’m signing off, with a favorite blog post of mine from the Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks recipe box. It contains all of my Christmas cookie recipes—along with cautionary tales about butter and “baking” with raw rum: Butter Bumbles and Cookie Crumbles. Enjoy!
Your Turn: What’s one of your favorite tried-and-true recipes?