Christmas is coming! That means...
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!