let's start with the sugar cookies, because i'm eating one of them right now.
i had such a consistent fail while pouring the powdered sugar that
i just had to document it for you. oops.
i think cream cheese icing may be my favorite icing of all.
holy improvised two-tier cookie display, batman!
dip i could eat by the gallons.
jude ate out all the tomatoes, green peppers, and green onions.
butterscotch treats and toffee
scotch treats are jon's favorite. favorite favorite.
a platter of tasty cheese products for christmas eve? why yes, thank you.
i traded some of these oreo truffles (recipe courtesy of wendy)...
for some of our friend's whoopie pies.
they're like fancy-town oreo cakesters, so of course i love them.
and speaking of treat-trades, did you know that when you stay home for christmas your neighbors bring you all manner of tasty goodies? i had no idea that was a thing!
i made experimental goat cheese and brie puffs.
look, there's my face! i'm like a domesticated little dutch girl.
or some crap.
jon always teases me for using a $40 paint brush to do my egg whites.
whatever, i just like my food high quality, ok sir?
i dug the little puffs, especially the goat cheese ones. they didn't disappoint.
egg and sausage souffle on christmas morning. tradition, of course.
and the most amazing pretty eggnog poundcake (recipe from kelly!)
i'm tired just looking at it. and i didn't even show you the church window cookies i keep forgetting about in the freezer, or the pork roast we didn't even make because we were so full of snacks, or the cinnamon rolls we had christmas morning (which you've already seen extensive photos of).
now the question is what do i DO with all this crap? besides take photos of it, i mean. i've found that i strangely enjoy food photography. it's very challenging, not only because the light in our kitchen is a bit odd but also because there's a fine line between boring photos of food and photos of food that actually make it look tasty delicious. iz hard, it is. what will i do with these millions of photos of food? nothing, people, nothing. just like all the other photos i take.
shhhhhhhhh, don't speak.
you're upsetting the COOOOOKIES.