Monday, December 8, 2014

In Preparation....

It's a lovely, sunny day here in Manitoba...cold, but bright.
Yesterday was a very fun day as my daughter, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and myself had an afternoon of baking...in preparation for the Christmas season.
The cookie cutters came out....
  
We had a good laugh when my mixer, which tends to start at a fast speed, created a mini snow storm on the counter!
It all calmed down though, and peppermint fudge was well mixed...
 
Granddaughter did a fine job of decorating her sugar cookies...
Our busy schedule didn't leave time to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of our baking marathon, but each went home with cookie tins filled with fudge, shortbread, sugar cookies, butterscotch squares, lemon snowballs, and pecan tassies.
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For Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage, would you join me for a cup of tea with a chocolate truffle? We will use Lenox "holiday" china today.
 
 
 

16 comments:

Beth said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful! In that pose, she reminds me of Princess Kate! Peppermint fudge sounds yummy; I've never had that kind. Have a great Christmas, Millie!

Lorrie said...

I'd love to share a cup of tea and a chocolate truffle. Yum! Things are looking very festive around your place.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What fun you all had! The peppermint fudge looks delicious. Pink, just my colour! You ladies certainly were busy. I used to make fifteen kinds of sweets when my boys were growing up. The only thing I had help with was the donuts. It was my Daddy's and my tradition to make Christmas donuts together. Now I just make them by myself. I miss those days!

Your tea set is so pretty and looks very festive. Thank you so much for joining my tea party, Millie, it's always a pleasure to have you. Merry Christmas, my friend!

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Baking is always more fun with a friend or family member. Peppermint fudge sounds yummy.

kitty said...

What fun baking with your beautiful granddaughter, Millie. The peppermint fudge sounds divine and such a pretty color. Your tea at the end with your pretty Lenox dishes looks perfect after a fun day of baking.

Pamela Gordon said...

That would be a fun time to share in. The peppermint fudge sounds really interesting. I have one of those tea mugs too. It's such pretty china isn't it? I like chocolate truffles. A lot!

happywonderer.com said...

Oh what fun to gather together and bake!

Zaa said...

Such fun Millie...Your grand daughter is so lovely .. I'd love to try your peppermint fudge and join you for a chocolate truffle tea.. I used to live in Winnipeg, Manitoba..so know those home grown bake time joys of togetherness..We used to have cookie bake offs and cookie exchanges... OMG where have those times gone...Maybe I'll have to start that tradition over again here...Thanks for the memories... Christmas hugs

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, a cookie baking event looks fabulous!! What a great idea! Love the china!
Sherry

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh, yummy! That's a great way to get a lot of baking done, and a fun way, too.
I saw your previous post with all those delicious-looking tortes -- yum!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful Lenox dishes! Your grandgirl is so pretty. My friend you created a very snowy kitchen counter...there you go, lol!
I feel like having cookies right now!
Hugs,
FABBY

Karen said...

Hi Millie,
What a pretty grand daughter you have. I love your gorgeous Christmas Lenox china. I have never seen that before. I must start my baking marathon. Yours sounds fabulous! Enjoy the season! Karen

Martha's Favorites said...

How lovely everything looks. Your granddaughter is beautiful. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Two Cottages And Tea said...


Making special memories with your grand daughter, how special~ Love your Christmas china and that fudge, yum!
Nancy

Linda said...

You have a beautiful granddaughter, and your photos are lovely and heartwarming.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun thing to do, Millie, and how special to cook with the generations. :-)

Sending you belated wishes for a Merry Christmas and all the best of the best for the days to come, including a Happy New Year and a Blessed Epiphany!

xoxox

Sheila :-)