Slow and Steady

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Tidbit: Gift Exchange

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have been invited to participate in a cookie exchange. There are 6 of us. We are all to make 6 dozen cookies and then we'll trade around so that everyone has 6 different kinds of cookies. Sounds fun right? Um, yeah, I don't bake. I have gone as far as trying to comission an avid baker friend of my to make my 72 cookies for me, but her commercial grade oven is on the fritz. Think it was a sign I should own up to my portion of the exchange myself? So people are making sugar, peanut butter, chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut and oatmeal cookies. I need to pick a cookie. I don't like ginger bread, I am not making it, don't suggest it. I was thinking maybe brownies, fudge or rice crispy treats. Thoughts? Help me pick my cookie (or bar or treat). 

What should I make?

In other gift exchange news, Jill over at Run with Jill is coordinating a blogger gift exchange. Isn't that the most fantastic idea ever?! I am super excited about it. You only have until 12/8 to sign up. Your effort only involves 1. signing up by sending Jill your email 2. she'll send you the name of your secret gift person 3. you send a card and $5 gift to your person and 4. Enjoy spreading the holiday cheer. Easy, fun and a cheap way to show some fun bloggy bloggers some holiday love. Will you sign up?
Above cute picture thing was stolen borrowed from Kovas at Midwest Multisport Life.

Thankful Three
  1. For the 6 dozen cookies that are in my future...what will I do with all of them?
  2. For Gossip Girl, I think I am thankful for this show far too often. Ok, let's make it Modern Family
  3. For the new sweater my mom gave me, I got so many compliments yesterday


Teamarcia said...

Oh come on you can make cookies! Do a snickerdoodle or cranberry choc. chip, lemon or raspberry bars, butter cookies, the possibilities are endless. How fun!
Yay for the gift exchange!

kizzy said...

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

love this quote...

--I prefer running without shoes. My toes didn't get cold. Besides, if I'm in front from the start, no one can step on them. ~Michelle Dekkers - saucony running shoes

Christi said...

I am making sugar cookies, peanut butter hershey kiss cookies and a butterscotch cookie/candy. The last one is very easy!

1. Get a bag of chips (chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch - whatever kind you like.)
2. A bag of chinese noodles.
3. A small bag of peanuts.

Melt the chips in the microwave. Mix in the noodles and peanuts. Stir and then spoon out onto wax paper and let them cool. Excellent and easy!

Anonymous said...

Modern family.... I have heard such good things about that show and I think I should finally check it out.

P said...

Peppermint Bark is a HUGE hit for me every year and it's easy-peasy to make:
I love that gift exchange idea, I'm heading over there right now!