Friday, July 26, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

It's a funny thing, Christmas in July. It doesn't seem to matter that it's technically five months too soon, or that it's WAY too hot outside, whenever I celebrate Christmas, it feels like Christmas! Maybe it's the sugar rush (I ate fudge for breakfast - true story), but I'm telling you... I'm pretty much in love with everything in my life right now. Ahhhh... The power of sugar cookies and Bing Crosby. This is why I do Christmas in July. This happy little sugar buzz, combined with memories of parties with my cousins and roommates. The music, the food, the movies = Joy.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's... Christmas in July!

How did I spend my night last night?

Why, baking and frosting sugar cookies to take to work and make them think I'm a crazy person, of course! 

Listen, it's how I roll. If I am well enough to bake in July (something I have not been able to do since July 2009 - not that I'm counting. ... Oh, wait. Yes, I am!), sugar cookies are on the tippy top of my list of things to do. I mean, they're right up there with fudge and dipped pretzels.

It's not the full-blown affair that Jule, Weez and I used to do every year, but ... in a dark corner, on a late shift, it'll do.

(Ha! I do love throwing a little TMM humor in every once in a while.)

And now I must be off. I have a movie to start. At 7:00 PM sharp!

Because, again, this is how I roll on the 25th of July.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Too much of a good thing

Do you know what this is?

Yup. Cherries. 20 POUNDS of cherries.

Well, at this point, it's more like 10 lbs of cherries. (Because I've dealt with half the box.) But that's still A LOT of fruit for one person!

This is how this happened: My AWESOME friend Emily orders fruit by the box from the great state of Utah. (And Utah is a great little produce producer. Best cherries and peaches EVER!) The cherries were $30 for a 20 lb box. You heard me, $1.50 a pound. (That's awesome, right?!) So, I ordered a 20 lb box and planned on splitting it with Jo when it came in. Too bad Jo took her own self (and 80% of her cherry-eating young) to Utah last week, and the cherries didn't come in until yesterday.

The good news: Now I have 20 lbs of cherries all to myself.
The bad news: Now I have 20 lbs of cherries all to myself.

I've already frozen two cookie sheets full of them, and given a gallon ziploc-ful away... I have another ziploc in my fridge, you've seen the box on my counter, and this is what's in my sink:

Good thing I like them....