Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baking Weekend, The Next Generation

We grew up making Magic Window cookies, and now our kids are following the same tradition...

Final tally for the weekend's work:

If I did my math right, we ended up with 1,266 baked goods (including cupcakes and magic bars), plus 14 gallon-sized bags of Chex Mix and 4 gallon-sized bags of Oatmeal Squares Mix.

Lots of people are wondering what exactly we do with all of the cookies.  We divvy up the weekend's bounty between all of the bakers and give them to our friends, family and co-workers.

Next weekend, RockCrawlinChef and I are making mozzarella bocaccinis on Saturday.  I'm super excited because I've never made mozzarella before and it looks fairly easy, but we all know looks can be deceiving.  On Sunday, Mom, Nebalee and I will be making more tamales.  Nebalee and I cranked out six dozen right before Thanksgiving, but those are long gone.  We'll be making two to three times that number next weekend as gifts.


Rachel said...

The cookies look delish - but I could just eat that little girl right up... gosh she's cute!

I can totally see me & Itty Bit destroying the kitchen with Magic Window cookies this week :)

So what does it take to get on your Baking Day invite list???

Mrs Mom said...

Hey! I know that kitchen!! hehe Good thing you have such a nice big place to work in!!!

LOVE that the kids are getting into making cookies too. Awesome!!

Happy Baking!! Miss you guys.


Mommy Lisa said...

Wow - what awesome fun. My mom and I used to make lots of rosettes and fudge to giveaway when we had very little money. It is some of my fondest childhood memories.

sarahsmile3 said...

Mmmm...wish I was at your house!

Allenspark Lodge said...

The first day was an eleven hour baking day. The kids were fantastic, working their little hearts out and nary a whine! The ages were 2, 4, 9, and 12. A new generation, indeed!

Rachel, just get yourself down here, and bring a recipe to share. The kitchen is pretty much open to those who think they 'can take the heat!'


GunDiva said...

Mom! Stop! When Rach comes up for HCR we're supposed to be RIDING, not baking. Besides, she's already figured out the super-secret recipe for the cookies.