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Musical Mix Cookies

Sigh.  So…gone are my plans to make all my Christmas cards, as I once again ordered cards on Snapfish.  My craft stuff is boxes (still), my dining room table is my office, my living room is my bedroom, and the guest room is a nightmare.  The only room that both looks and functions as it is supposed to is the kitchen (thank goodness).  So, last weekend, for my concert’s reception, I made these:

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And yes, I will admit it.  I used a mix.  For sugar cookies!!  But it was Martha Stewart’s Crispy Sugar Cookie mix which I picked up at Macy’s (I needed flour for cookies and didn’t have time to run to the grocery store on top of shopping for a new black skirt since I can’t find the box that holds the one I already own).  I added the eggs and butter, rolled them out and cut them so it felt like I did the hard part.  And those decorations?  That’s all me, thanks (including individually placed red round sprinkles to create holly berries…let’s talk about the ways I spend my time, shall we?).

They were good.  What was really funny is that all the eighth notes went first (it was a concert, after all) even though they tasted exactly the same as the stars.  I guess people really do enjoy novelty.

IF I can get through next week, my hope is to bake a lot of cookies (from scratch) for Christmas gifts.  I also have a project I’m working on for my sister, so I’ll post info about that one of these days.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving (for those in the U.S.!)

Menu Plan Monday: Oct. 20, 2008

Ok, I’m cheating this week and posting this on Wednesday (better late, than never, right?).  But we did eat earlier this week–I promise!  And, I had our menu planned since Saturday (I do my menu planning on Saturdays). So, for the sake of participation, I hope you’ll forgive this late contribution to Menu Plan Monday over at orgjunkie.com.

I promised I would try and be less meat-based this week, so I didn’t cook any beef, LOL.

Saturday, 10/18: Had dinner out, with my husband, like, you know, a real date!!  We went here.

Sunday 10/19: Roasted Chicken with Apples & Leeks (one-pot meal from Oct 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine) with wehani rice on the side.  If you’ve never tried wehani, I HIGHLY recommend it.  It has the heartiness of brown rice, so it goes well with autumn meals, but it is VERY aromatic and reddish in color.  This meal was awesome!!

Monday 10/20 : leftovers!

Tuesday 10/21: frozen pizza (Kashi).  I know my life has changed when I actually PLAN on having frozen pizza, LOL.  I sliced up some tomato (one of the last we’ll eat before we get into mealy-gross-tomato-season) and called it a “salad” by virtue of putting balsamic vinegar on top.

Wednesday 10/22: Salmon, Zucchini and Corn Frittata (Cook’s Encyclopedia of Thirty Minute Cooking) with salad

Thursday 10/23: on our own for dinner…I’ll probably grab something here

Friday 10/24: Real Veggie Chili (Fix-it-and-forget-it, p. 65).  This recipe called for “textured vegetable protein“, which I find uninspiring, so I’m substituting tempeh instead.

See you next week!!


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