Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Salutations

The weather in Kuwait is mild and sunny, 70's during the day and 60's at night. It is to stay this way throughout the week. For me, this is perfect weather. So instead of finishing up the cleaning I started yesterday, I decided to go shopping. We don't do big Christmases -- just a few presents under the tree and little gifts in stockings. Simple stuff!

Last week I did a lot of baking and plan to do more over the next couple of days. One recipe I tried was cinnamon sugar cookies that I found when visiting which was posted on December 3rd. So easy and my kids thought they were delicious. In fact, I had a whole tray cooling and when I came back to them a while later, there were only 4 left, out of about 20. Good thing the recipe makes a ton -- depending on what size you make them, of course.

Below are Longaberger cookie molds that my dear friend Lisa gifted me with each Christmas in 1990, 1991 and 1992.

I've never used them although the recipe says you can, so I might even give that a go on Christmas Eve when I let the kids make their own sugar cookies.

Hope you are having a satisfying and serene Sunday wherever you are, whatever you are doing! Holiday blessings, Tammy


June said...

Hi Tammy!
Thank you for showing some more of how you celebrate for Christmas in your part of the world. I enjoy a simple Christmas as far as gifts go too. We have always tried hard not to spoil the kiddies with gifts. I would much rather spoil them with memories created during the season like my parents did for me. I see that you are doing the same at your house with cookie baking. My kids and I always made sugar cookies and popcorn trees the week of Christmas to take to neighbors. I really miss that now that they are all grown and living away.
I've so enjoyed your blog!


HONEY I'M HOME!!!! I know you missed me terribly and could not wait for my return to blog land. Ha! I have a lot of catching up to do. But it was good for me to take the week off. I feel like I got a few things done I needed to and I got to clear my head and think about some things. I will catch up with the rest of your weeks posts tomorrow. Love ya!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for stopping by! I always look forward to your visits!

I think it's great that your Christmas with your family is more about the simple things... I think it may teach kids to be more appreciative down the road...
I sure wish I hadn't of spoiled mine so much when he was a kid!!

Have a wonderful Christmas! Btw those cookies look yummy!


Stacey said...

Hi Tammy! Your Christmas looks just perfect to me. It needs to be simplified some at our house too. Enjoy your baking. I sure have!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your Christmas is looking lovely and I hope that you have a wonderful time with your family.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

Jane said...

Hi Tammy,
Your cookies look delicious. I'm going to do some baking this week so I may try those...I love anything with cinnamon!!
I have those same Santa Longaberger cookie molds. I have never actually used them to bake cookies, only displayed them in my kitchen at Christmas time.
Have a wonderful week.

Julie said...

Sounds like a beautiful Christmas to me, Tammy! I think we often get too carried away with all the gifts...we're going simpler this year, too, and I feel so much better about it! Those cookies look delicious--I'll have to give them a try!

Thanks so much for all your sweet visits--I always appreciate it! Have a marvellous Christmas with your beautiful family!

Me....bunny said...

They must of been magic cookies for them to disappear like I'm done baking for this, I just wanna relax...hopefully!
Tammy, wishing you and your family a wonderful and peaceful Christmas..and have some fun baking with the kids too!


Ana said...

Hi Tammy,
Those cookies look delicious. I too will be doing a lot of baking this week. I am looking forward to those baked goodies :-)

Tammy I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your very kind and sweet comments on my Most Treasured Ornaments posts. They have been a true blessing as has your friendship. Thank you. Wishing you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas.

Hugs and Kisses,

Natasha Burns said...

The sugar cookies sound delicious! I have that same problem if I bake, 20 becomes 4.... though I think I'm the main culprit... shhhh don't tell!
have a lovely Christmas :)

stefanie said...

sounds yummi, cookies never last long in our house either. i love the present in the wagon, super cute

Martha's Favorites said...

Tammy: Your Christmas sounds so beautiful. I love that you are filling the home with the beautiful smells of baking. That cupboard you asked about is in the family room. It hold green depression glass. God bless you and yours, Martha

Denise said...

It looks like you have been very busy. Thanks so much for the tip on the cookie recipe. Cinnamon is one of my favorite things. Have a Happy Christmas!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you are doing a good job of getting ready for Christmas, even if you don't do a huge thing. I am sure the boys will be happy, even if they already know some of what they are getting! My baking is done, and I am thinking I won't do much more, as i ended up eating too much of what I made. I won't tell you how many sugar cookies I ate on Friday... Once a year, you have to let go and enjoy!! HA! The sugar cookies sound wonderful, and the cookie molds from Lisa are just beautiful. I hope you use them and create something wonderful!!
Hope you are finding crafting time with all the baking and decorating you are doing!!

Love ya,

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