Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's that time again...

Christmas is coming! That means...

Tamales.

Mmm. Last year I wrote about the tamales Little Sis' grandma makes. Well, it's that time of year again, and Sunday I bought two dozen tamales from her again. One dozen went in the freezer; the other dozen in the fridge. Last night, we feasted on tamales. Mmm, mmm, mmm. (And did I mention, mmm?)

Our church is handing out baskets of Christmas goodies to the other businesses around us. (We are located in a business park.) So I volunteered to make bread and cookies. Little Sis was here to help over the weekend. (Thank goodness she was here!) We made 32 loaves of braided challah bread and 400 bite-sized peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

I also helped with a baby shower Saturday baking two green chili egg casseroles and a bunch of mini cinnamon rolls.

And tonight, our Bible study group from church is having our Christmas party. I volunteered to have it at our house and to make a ham and rolls.

Somehow when I volunteered for all these things I didn't realize that all three events--the shower, basket goodie deadline, and party--were all within four days of each other. I was busy in the kitchen over the weekend, and today I'll be busy again.

Which is why last night, those tamales tasted even better. I love my kitchen, but boy is it a treat to eat an amazing meal...cooked by someone else!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

I've also been spending lots of time in the kitchen cooking for Christmas parties. Wish we could have cooked together! Made your chicken salad yesterday - quadrupled the recipe. Really good!

Call Me Cate said...

That's a WHOLE lot of cooking. I also enjoyed a meal cooked by someone else last night - but it was the husband. Hmm, thanks, think I found my post topic for the day.

I'm still in awe at all that baking. It makes me want to do a bit of my own. Tis the season, right?

Our Scoop said...

32 loaves of challah!! wow! that was very ambitious and kind!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

All that food sounds delicious! I've never had a tamale before, you are making me hungry for them though!

2cats said...

Tamales are the best. Throw in some Mexican rice and beans and it is the perfect meal.

SurvivorBlessing said...

Wow, you are a busy lady!
I am removing my hat from my head, for you....

And now, I have to invite you for dinner!!! And please do not be scared to get a meal from the world's worst cook.... no poison! There are a few things that I CAN do and I might just have to make a meal out of it, it might not be your traditional recipe - so I hope you are up for experimenting!?!

And yes, you are perfect! At least in the kitchen! And to me!
Thanks for having us, even though I didn't eat much of the hard-worked foods! You awesome...

(I wish I would only have half of your skills in the kitchen, I just don't like cooking....)