Marisa Bakes: The Christmas Season Begins

While I'm writing this I'm also chatting with my Mom who is trying to support her idea that it's okay for a Christmas tree to be very small. When I was growing up we often had no Christmas tree, or if we were lucky we might have had a Christmas tree that was pathetic enough for Charlie Brown. To be fair, we always traveled at Christmas and were rarely in our house, however depriving your children of Christmas traditions can go one of two ways. You could end up with a child like my sister, whose life doesn't revolve around Christmas decorations. Or you could end up with one like me who now that's she's an adult refuses to take the Christmas tree down until at least February.

Unfortunately for me, life is always getting in the way of my extreme decorating instincts. Jordan and I have been house-sitting for my in laws since July, and they are due back in about a week and then my sister-in-law is also coming. I think at that point we are allowed to put up the Christmas tree. In the meantime I am trying not to be too jealous of the decorations I see and distracting myself by baking Christmas cookies. I made a warm-up batch today; these gingerdoodles always get eaten so fast that I've taken to hiding a few so that I can enjoy them for longer than a day.


Toby loves cookies almost as much as I do. He always helps with baking, and is also very attentive when ice cream is being made.
A dog after my own heart.





Recent Comments

Lisa Decosse
Lisa Decosse Thu, 02/07/2013 - 01:21

Looks good. Great way to start off the season.

christy cole
christy cole Mon, 12/31/2012 - 20:07

Looks yummy!!!

Fernanda Pudo
Fernanda Pudo Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:24

Actually, the Christmas season goes until February 2nd! So it is completely right to put down your tree on February!

Have a blessed Christmas!

Shawna Adkerson
Shawna Adkerson Tue, 11/27/2012 - 21:52

great photo of toby... my little girl is always under my feet following me in the kitchen. i've stepped on her countless times and she never strays to far knowing that i'll probably get her again. :0 -- she loves carrots too much though

Tina Anderson
Tina Anderson Sun, 11/25/2012 - 15:39

Yummy! I'll take two with a cup of hot tea (with cream).