I have one more batch of cookies to make and then I am done baking! Yeah! I will male up the trays and plates and clean the kitchen while I do the last batch of cookies. I need to go in and clean the master bed and bath as Hubby stayed home from work yesterday and the housekeeper did not go in there. I also need to straighten my shop and get a little laundry done.
The spare bath downstairs is wrapping central and I need to finish up and get everything moved out before my oldest daughter, son-in-law and GRANDSON arrive at 6 p.m. tonight. I baked all day yesterday but it is just not as much fun as it used to be. I feel like it is one more job I have to do. But every year I cut back a little.
Everyone will appreciate the treats. It is nice to not have to be anywhere every minute of the day. But I still feel like I have so much to do before everyone arrives. I went through 6 lbs of butter yesterday and 3.5 dozen eggs. Swedish cookies rely heavily on those ingredients. Cream, butter, sour cream, eggs. Something they had a lot of in my family. I always make all the traditional cookies. Some are very hard and time consuming but I feel it is important that my girls know how to do this and appreciate the heritage.
B and I were up until 11 last night finishing the rosettes. So messy but so good. I will finish the jam wreaths today. This is a double decker cookie with jam (lingonberry) in the middle and a cut out section to show the berry center then covered with powder sugar. Daughter #2s favorite.
So the washing machine has finished and I am going to go in and start another load before youngest brings in all of her laundry from college.
Merry Christmas mom!
Have a great and productive day!