Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Our cookie-making didn't go so well yesterday. Our batch of dough rested too long (we think) and crumbled when we rolled it out and tried to cut the cookies. So we switched to some dough that one of Dave's coworkers gave him -- but it swelled up to such an extent when baked that we couldn't tell what the cookies were supposed to be. (We had four unconventional cookie cutters: a lobster, a dog bone, a high-heel shoe, and a martini glass. They all became formless blobs.) So we're pretty much just eating the cookies we made earlier this week, plus the ones Dave's mom sent. Thank goodness for moms!

Right now I'm sitting on the couch with the dogs in the early dawn light, looking at the blinking lights on our little Christmas tree, which we named Travis. Travis is a live tree, so when we're done with him we're going to plant him in the woods behind the apartment complex. (Apparently we have to wait until just before spring to do this, though, so hopefully he'll survive the winter indoors!)

As soon as Dave gets up we'll have presents, and then we'll just relax, walk the dogs and cook. The perfect day!

(Photo: The field behind the apartment, on Tuesday.)


  1. You probably didn't really need the failed cookies, so that's the way the cookie crumbles, so to speak.

    Yay for Travis! I wish more people would opt for keeping trees alive instead of killing them. I cringe to think how many trees bit the dust to be ornamented and then thrown out with the trash.

    Enjoy Dave and the dogs and the remaining cookies. I wonder what your present from Dave is. I hope you share with us.

  2. merry christmas!

    and to a perfect day and may there be many more to follow.

  3. I love it that you named your tree. Great name, too.

    I can't bake cookies either ... oh well ...

    Happy Christmas, friend!

  4. I have the perfect dough recipe for you next year. xoxo !

  5. Merry Christmas to you and Dave, Travis, and the dogs! Sounds like we spent very similar sorts of days today...


  6. As long as it was Merry--
    Love your cookie cutter collection!

    (I have a groundhog cookie cutter from Punx. PA and plan to make groundhog's day cookies.)