Sunday, November 20, 2011
Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
It's mobilization weekend here at Old Maid HQ. Cranberries are steeping in apple cider vinegar and will be a ready-to-drink shrub by Wednesday. I've spent some time planning both Thanksgiving and Christmas baking so that grocery shopping can be done strategically and with the smallest loss of marbles possible. I am, after all, an auntie who hates crowds. And noise. And obnoxious Christmas songs. And who doesn't have a whole lot of marbles to spare.
My niece Katie gave me a new cookie cookbook last year, so I spent some time this morning browsing through it. I like to try at least one new recipe each Christmas, but it's always tricky with a new cookbook because I never know if the finished product wil be what I expect. This is where some R&D will come in over the next couple of weeks. Fortunately, it's never difficult to find people willing to taste-test cookies.