Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Goodies

So you know those people who spend days baking. They revel in the joy of cooking up tasty treats. Treats they will deliver to every person they've made contact with in their lives. I'm not one of those kinda people! My mom did this every year and I remember how fun it was but I still can't bring myself to do it. The thought of trying to accomplish this task nearly sends me over the edge straight to the loony bin.

This year though Alan wanted to take some treats to the families he home teaches. I couldn't bring myself to plan and prepare for it. I saw this post from The Bargain Jargon and thought maybe I could pull this off. It still took me a week to muster up the guts to attempt the goodie making. Not to mention I forced Alan to leave the house with all my children so that I wouldn't loose my mind. You think I'm exaggerating? No....I hate cooking/baking with my kids around, I get all anxiety ridden and start turning into Monster Mom. Believe me you don't want to witness Monster Mom.

Anyway, I pulled it off, treats were made and happily delivered! My kids loved the delivery part of the process just like I did when I was a kid. They don't have to know how my Mom cooked 6 different types of cookies and candy, packaged them all and delivered mass amounts of plates each year all the while filled with the Christmas spirit of love and joy. My kids can just go on thinking my pretzel dipping was an amazing feat of Christmas spirit and not know how sadly lacking I really am in that department.

So I'm sorry if you were expecting goodies from me and did not come through for you. Know that I love you and I'm thinking about bringing you treats. I'm imagining how much you would love pecan snowballs, peanut brittle, dipped oreos and cookie bars. Heck I'm imagining how much I'd like all those things. Do you see them? I can almost taste it, can't you? There that was so much easier than actually doing it. Enjoy your virtual treat from my heart to yours! Merry Christmas!


Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

Yes Karina, where are MY goodies after all that work I KNOW you wouldn't mind the drive to bring me some. Anyway, Happy Christmas my dear.

Brenda said...

Those look awesome. And easy! I'll have to make those. Next year of course!