I have been a small business owner and entrepreneur since way back in 1986.
With a desktop publishing business, I was the proud owner of Apple’s very first LaserWriter.
Financed by a $5,000.00 bank loan which is what the printer cost.
Holy smokes. I was wild.
And when Christmas came, I was also cutting edge.
Found these fan-cee canister sets on clearance.
beautiful sad label on aforementioned LaserWriter and filled them with homemade Chex Mix.
Added the trick green bows all by myself.
I guess the bigger clients got the bigger cans?
See, I’ve been taking the handmade pledge for DECADES!!!
I am a trendsetter.
This year is no exception and the baking frenzy is just about over. PhilBillPaul made 12 pounds of fudge and chocolate dipped pretzels were everywhere!
I’ve made 2 double batches of Chex Mix plus 12 mini loaves of bread and all these cookies…
I forgot to mention last week that I do have some baking rules:
- I do not use a rolling pin. That means cookies must be of the drop variety. Rolling them in a ball by hand is about as far as I will go. I truly prefer that handy cookie scoop contraption that I first bought from my Pampered Chef friend–not sure how I ever managed without it.
- I do not do yeast dough. Quick breads and muffins only. No kneading, punching down and all that messy flour stuff. Bread recipes are of the dump-all-ingredients in one bowl, mix together and pour in pans variety.
- I do not do pies or pastries. Technically falls under the “no rolling pin” rule. And the icky flour everywhere thing. I will buy those Pillsbury pie crusts in the refrigerator section if forced to make a pie.
I share these rules with all my non-baking friends because maybe your Home Ec teachers scared you with fancy cooking. I really stick with no-fail, simple recipes. Complicated recipes with many steps create stress for me.
Scary Baby delivered EIGHT teacher
baskets bags (I couldn’t find any bargain baskets) on Friday.
Today I just need to mail a few boxes to family and friends. I bet my “friends” at the post office will be filled with the holiday spirit when I come in with six or eight priority mail boxes on December 22.
I’ll keep you posted…ha…get it…pun intended. 😉
And I will be personally delivering the giveaway winner’s box of goodies since she is local!
Hope your last few days before Christmas are both festive and peaceful…do those two things go together?