the rest of the christmas season went by in a flash, as it always does. we tried to enjoy it as much as possible while it lasted. and while we'd actually put the tree up on november 1st, we didn't get around to actually decorating the thing until a full month later.
this is random...on our way home from vegas after wan-niversary, we made a pitstop to charge the car and stumbled across what used to be the very first del taco. hahahaha:
i signed up for a booth at a christmas boutique for the bean's old school and decided to add a couple of new items to the inventory. i'd seen these from other cookiers before - cookie decorating kits that include plain sugar cookies, disposable piping bags with different colors of icing and sprinkles. i'd never done them before, but thought they might be a good seller:
with a couple of dinners coming up with our friends, the bean and i spent some time in the kitchen making batches of cookies to box up and give as gifts. they actually did the majority of the work while i acted as the sous chef, pulling out ingredients and measuring them out to make things easy. we made peanut butter blossoms, lemon ricotta cookies, chocolate crinkles, cosmic brownie cookies and tiny chocolate chip microcookies.
we had a really fun afternoon with lilcee and mini cee, going to our favorite sushi spot and piling up the empty plates before dropping them into the slot at the table.
and then we met up with our longtime BFFs for dinner another night, and had so much fun that we were the very last to leave the restaurant at the end of the night.
the cookies were a big hit, and everyone loved all of the different flavors. i made sure that everyone knew that the bean was the one who had made them all, which made them even more special.
the christmas season is always so much fun. i wish it didn't go by so quickly, although every year it seems to go faster and faster. i guess that's what happens when you get old. heh.