We all have recipes for special foods that evoke memories of bygone kitchens and baking sessions with beloved family members. I kept track of our Christmas sessions for the past 20 years and I'm sharing it here. I also sprinkle in other cookie-related content and my current cookie obsession along the way.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
1996 - Unto Us a Child Is Born
No, I'm not talking about the Immaculate Conception...
April Virginia Carr finally made her appearance on Dec. 6! I didn't go to the hospital with Lisa this time; I stayed with her three other girls at the house.
Despite a few hiccups, April was healthy and beautiful and home within a few days. My friend and co-worker, Andrew Davis, designed the "Hershey Bar" birth announcement (before they went "viral").
Her arrival and Dad's health concerns understandably kept us from our baking sheets for a while. I'm surprised we accomplished much at all this year.
Still, we couldn't resist one last session for golden Peanut Butter Cookies. We had all the ingredients we needed - a first in sister-bakedom! We were together, the baby was content, so we baked! We used the recipe in "Joy of Cooking" and cranked them out in no time.
Lisa knocked over a stack and a single; then I knocked over a raw tray-full! Despite our clumsiness, we managed a mega yield of 19 dozen.