Today officially starts my Christmas baking marathon...
My husband's office party is tomorrow so he needs a couple dozen cupcakes and three dozen biscotti...
Thursday is my Quilt Guild party...Ellie's chocolate Cake and a Stollen (we have a couple of members from Germany!) I haven't made my Aunt Ellie's chocolate cake in years. A few of you asked for the recipe earlier this week...let me to a trial run since the ink has blurred on the directions.
Last year's stollen (photo reminded me I need to find that platter.....)
Friday night a friend is having a large Christmas Party. Instead of baking I making Spanakopeta, tzadziki, Keftethakia, and Fattouch. So why is this Irish American making all this Greek food...the recipes come from my husband's first mother-in-law! (I do make a great Irish bread but that is for March....) Also, amazingly enough, we do not have a Greek restaurant within 40 miles so I've had to learn to cook it myself.
One of last year's cookie trays....
Saturday and Sunday is cookie baking days. Mint Snow-tops Molasses Christmas Biscotti, Coconut Biscotti, Chocolate Chip and a cookie to be named later. (I like to try a new recipe every year and haven't made the final selection yet!) These go to neighbors, work, and church. It will keep me busy!
Coconut biscotti....recipe from Cooking Light
I know this is generally a quilting blog and so far no quilts! So here is a little quilt I made a few years ago. It is a reproduction of a doll quilt circa 1880. 15 inches by 15 inches, had pieced and hand quilted. The madder fabrics I used came out in the early 1990's. I wish I had bought yards of them!
The quilt now hangs in my sewing room.