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It smells like Christmas..

For several days now,I have been busy cooking for Christmas. On the weekend I made mincemeat. The last couple of days,I did nuts and bolts and hard candy. I have to do more cookies in the coming days(I did 2 batches last week that are in the freezer). I was reminded of a long ago happening..my grandson came in and said,"Boy it smells good in here!". That triggered a memory fro my own childhood. My dad and grandpa came in from the barn one evening. Mom,grandma,my 2 sisters and I had been doing a full day of Christmas baking. Grandpa,who was a little man in stature,said in this booming voice,"It smells like Christmas in here!!". Funny,how something can make you remember something so vividly. I hope we can all make such memories for our own families!!

Roz Winter's picture

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I was baking yesterday for my sons cake sake in school this morning, I made some Amish Christmas cookies and they smelt yummy when they were in the oven. I always think cinnamon reminds me of christmas. Do you bake stuff for gifts or is it just for your own home Barb??

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I mostly bake for home,but give some as gifts. I have orders for sugar cookies,1 apple pie and a pumpkin roll..I do baking to order if someone asks.Often there are more orders at Thanksgiving rather than Christmas.

Roz Winter's picture

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Oh I bet your baking is yummy! Im hoping to do some baking as gifts, but trouble its hard to get timing right so that you can get the stuff to people as fresh as possible. I know you can freez some things, but not everything. Im trying to leave as much as possible to the last minute. Hope I get my timing right!!

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That's what I'm concirned about also.  I'm afraid if I save too many things until the last minute I'll be too tired to do everything.  Laughing

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I have baked cookies, banana bread, pumpkin bread (Lovina's recipe!) and chocolate fudge. Most will be given away, over my hubby's loud protests, LOL  Laughing But if it stays around here, I'll eat it and I sure don't "need" the extra calories, although I enjoy them very much!  Tongue out 

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Diann,just don't add the calories..they are an unneccessary ingredient!!!! I never add calories to anything that I bake!!Tongue out

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Hey Barb, you need to check out today's Family Circus comic (Dec. 15). Is that a coincidence, or what?!  Laughing (If you don't get the newspaper, you can see it online.)

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Diann,I just googled it. That is quite a coincidence...just about like when Jesse came in the other evening!! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!Smile

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That is so nice of you to share your memories. I love to read Christmas memories. Blessings Diane

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i am sure that your kitchen (as well as house) smells delicious wish i could be there. let me know if you need a taste testerInnocent

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That's a nice thing to remember, Barb.  ~ Janice