Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Planning for the shopping for the baking.

The shopping list I composed last night when I was too elated from having finished grading to sleep:



And this is the actual haul:



















And here is the first step in the dance we'll call "The Christmas Baking Rhumba":


















The baking/candymaking plan (this is the plan of an optimist/overachieving baker who is high on finishing her grading):

  1. caramels.
  2. brittle: pecan, almond, and pumpkin seed
  3. date pinwheels
  4. sugar cookies
  5. probably those little treasure cookies with a cherry or a gumdrop inside, because I heart them
  6. almond bread
  7. butterscotch crescent rolls (the dough starts with cooked butterscotch pudding and gets richer from there)
  8. fruitcake!
  9. two new things: cardamom-and-cinnamon infused honey, and boiled cider syrup, which sound exotic and time-consuming and perfect.
  10. probably some other European-style baked goods from a Martha Stewart Living magazine that is sitting around, waiting to be baked from.
Too much?   I am not now, nor have I ever been, a minimalist. And I will be baking, candy-making, honey-infusing, and cider-reducing my head off until Christmas, and possibly beyond.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Bake on, HTMS. Bake on.

SusanS said...

Can you come to Sacramento? Would love to imbibe this energy!! Or would love to bag the goodies.

Amelia said...

I wish I could be your baking helper! I am super impressed about the caramel making!

Stephanie said...

WOW! I heart those cookies too.

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