Other lucky recipients got to experience my first attempts at creating Christmas candies. Shown above is a peppermint truffle. They turned out great and will likely become a staple for years to come.
But my favorite thing to bake was the sugar cookies. I feel so entertained decorating them with sprinkles, licorice, M&M's, sugar crystals, etc. Jerry wasn't too keen on it at first when I told him we were decorating cookies for our Family Home Evening activity. "Can I just go to bed?" he suggested. To which I replied/commanded: "Just decorate ONE cookie!" Two batches of cookies later, Jerry was begging me to keep baking more so that he could decorate all the ideas in his head.
And it was so much fun, I found myself decorating a plate to take to a Twilight Party thrown by my friend Kristen. I realize their artistic merit leaves something to be desired, but hey--I had fun. And even though I'm not the biggest fan of the Twilight books, our girl's night watching Eclipse was so good for me! I felt like I was back in my freshman year of college again, lounging around with a bunch of buddies, talking and laughing, so carefree. Thanks to my sweet husband for being willing to stay home all alone (er, I guess Lo was with him, but slept the whole time).