Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cookies

Pat has spent the last three days baking cookies, filling the house with the smell of Christmas. While I can cook, I have never tried my hand at baking. I leave cookies to the expert. And Pat is an expert at baking and hiding them. I would see the cookies cooling on the table and “poof” they would be gone. I looked in all the normal places where she used to hide Christmas cookies, but to no avail. Now I admit that if she left the cookies out, I would eat them. That is my end of the bargain. Pat bakes cookies and I eat them. Pat then wonders where all the cookies went. This has been going on for a long time. We have been married for someplace close to forever. This is a very good thing. When the kids lived with us, there were four of us trolling through the house looking for cookies. Pat kept saying that she needed to get more tins for the cookies. Where did they go? I looked everywhere.

Last night they appeared, as if by magic, on the kitchen counter. I took a picture so I could identify the tins, in case Pat hid them again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends in the blogosphere. We appreciate your visits and enjoy visiting. Jim and Pat

This is an historical family artifact. It is Pat's cookie cookbook. Grandma Kunde gave it to her as a wedding shower present. I know that millions were printed, but there is only one of these.




17 comments:

Noelle said...

One of my husband's favorite parts of Christmas is when I bake cookies....which is tomorrow. I may need to hide some so that I have a few to give to others ;-)

Merry Christmas!

Nature Rambles said...

Aha...I've been there!:) Those cookies look most delicious!

Wish you and pat A Merry Christmas....and a wonderful year ahead!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Yum, Yum, I have several cookie trays made up now in the freezer. This doesn't stop my husband, he will eat any cookie frozen!

Eileen

Marguerite said...

I do all my baking in early December which has proven difficult. I don't like last minute baking but too often by Christmas there's nothing left. I need to take lessons from Pat in the hiding portion of baking! have a Merry Christmas and best wishes in the New Year

walk2write said...

Family cookbooks are certainly treasured heirlooms. I imagine that my sister and I will have a lively "discussion" over mom's collection of recipes one of these days. I mentioned to sis the other day that I would like to put a few of my favorite recipes on the blog so they don't get lost somehow. Some of them date back to childhood. She said she didn't have a problem with it as long as she gets credit for the ones she initiated. Fair enough, I guess.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and happy hunting for those cookies!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love that your used one of the pictures from the square for a header picture. It looks so fabulous for Christmas.
Pats cookies look so yummy. She has been busy. But wait a minute Jim I see a cookie bar missing from the pan. Did you eat it? LOL!
Merry Christmas to you both!

Kathryn said...

you're bringing all of those tins to grandma's, right? it just wouldn't be right making you eat all those cookies by yourself.

The Idiot Gardener said...

Hope you and Pat have a good one. I've done no baking this year; just haven't got around to it!

lifeshighway said...

mmmmmm, fresh cookies.

Barbara said...

Merry Christmas to you both. Cookies are one of the nicest things about Christmas! My mother had a secret recipe for oatmeal cookies and no one else gets them quite right. At least that's our family cookie legend.

debsgarden said...

Those cookies look yummy! Are there any left? I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year!

Alistair said...

Hello Jim,I guess Myra and I have also been together forever, since 1966 in fact. She cant bake cookies like Pat though. Have a good New Year. Alistair

Andrea said...

Hi Jim, that is so sweet of you to be talking of Pat that way. I would love to taste some of them too, the last photo is so inviting. You are so blessed for having cookies all the time, maybe you just hide some yourself, haha! Happy New Year to both of you and may you be fully blessed!

fer said...

It looks very delicious!

Hope you had a very merry Christmas! and that you have the best happy new year!

jeansgarden said...

Jim, Happy Holidays to you and Pat! Those cookies look delicious. Seeing all those tins full of cookies brought bake memories of a time when my aunt and uncle used to make dozens of different varieties of cookies and squares and each of us would get an assorted tin as a gift. Yum.

Shyrlene said...

Great Christmas traditions!! If I try hard enough, I catch hints of the scent of those cookies! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas .. and a joyous New Year! Warmest wishes... --Shyrlene

Esther Montgomery said...

How wonderfully Christmassy.

I used to bake lots of biscuits (as I would call cookies!) for Christmas each year and give selections away as presents. One day, I'll have to get back to that. In the meantime, there is this family-eating-them problem. (Though this year (I mean 'last' nowthere was even worse problem was that I never got round to cooking any at all!

Happy 2011.

Esther