Contrary to what it may seem, this is not a cooking and/or recipe sharing blog - and yet, I seem to find myself posting these kinds of thing alot lately. We still craft, but for some reason, we seem to be spending a lot of time in the kitchen, creating, these days. I wonder if it's because it's just so darn cold in the house that we seem to be gravitating towards the oven. Hmmm.
So each year around this holiday time my husband likes to give a little something to the maintenance and security staff at his school. Although those two categories are decidedly different, they share an office so we can kind of lump them into the same category, for gift-giving purposes. Also, my kids just love all these guys, and really, the security guard at the preschool entrance it just great. He has taken the time to know each child's name and more importantly, which child belongs to which mommy. Not sure he knows all the dads, but they don't pick up that often, so anyway...
The gift-giving in our world was a little less extravagant, shall we say, than in previous years. So this year, instead of buying something, we baked a little something called Chinese cookies. They are made with shortening and are very (very) tasty. But they are not something that I keep around the house because, like I said, they contain shortening and I try to steer clear of trans-fat inside the house.
So the cookies were mixed, baked and delivered on Wednesday and to my great relief (I get very nervous when I bake for other people) they were a huge hit. Whew!
I wanted to post the recipe but I can't seem to find it anywhere. It wasn't in a cookbook, it was on an index card... Oy. If I find it, I'll post. But here they are, all packaged and ready to go on their merry-holiday-happy-making way.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)