That is exactly what has happened to me since Monday. I thought, "This is it, no more baking." Then I took a couple days off. Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at the mall with Dan & Emily so she could get her shopping done. It was fun and relaxing. There was no pressure. It was just a laid back kind of day.
And bam! My energy is back. So I decided to spend most of today baking our favorites. So far this season I have made:
Peppermint chocolate crunch cookies
Swedish ginger thins
Andes mint cookies
Chocolate candy cane kiss cookies
Today will be spent making the following:
and a variety of sweet breads to give as gifts. Of course, I may get in the midst of all this and think, "That's enough." but it's certainly nice to have that energy back.
While we were out yesterday, I picked up groceries for Christmas eve and Christmas day and here is our menu.
Shrimp Scampi with linguini
Homemade Italian bread
Sweet potato casserole
Homemade dinner rolls
Steamed green beans
Variety of Christmas cookies
This is one of our favorite times of the year and the family looks forward to the special things that only come out at Christmas time so I'm happy that I was able to get that second wind. So I'll be busy in my workshop aka kitchen today.
Have a blessed Christmas!