It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – 16

Our friends Janet and Bob have this fun tradition of baking, decorating and boxing up cookies; 100’s of cookies for all their neighbors, teachers and co-workers. We have been a part of this tradition for about 5 or so years too. We are blessed to be part of the family and part of the tradition.

Brian, Peter and Shelly boxing up the cookies.

For the gingerbread cookies, Janet kicks everything off by baking about 120 gingerbread cookies of all shapes. Then the frosting is made. This is three generations working together to make the frosting.

Emily is giving it her stamp of approval and says it tastes just right.

Once the frosting is made Emily and mom add some color.

It’s time to decorate.

All the cookies come out great, but the only ones that really matter are the ugly sweaters at the end.

The decorating is fun, but it’s also serious business, particularly when it comes time to do the ugly sweaters. We save those for last, and they are all judged. Who made the ugliest sweater this year?

Here are the entries for 2021. Which one do you think is the ugliest of all?

And the winner is …. At first we had a three way tie, so we had to put it to the vote again.

This year, Bob won.

Emily’s came in at a close second.

After the cookies were all done, and we had worked up an appetite, it was time for pizza, pictures and presents.

Thank you Janet, Bob, Brian, Shelly, Peter and Emily for letting us be a part of the fun, the decorating and the family.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a safe Holiday season. Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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