Monday, February 27, 2006

The Cookies and the Monsters

"Never let Christmas pass without baking a cookie or two for the people dearest to you." -PuFF

Yes that's me. I don't buy gifts because i suck in those. I personally prefer to slave away in the kitchen doing what i love most rather than lose my way inside an overcrowded mall for some hopeless attempt to find something that could at least pass on as a gift.

I am a cookie amateur. Sort of a late-bloomer if i may say so because i never got around to baking cookies that looks like one until last year. And so to formally lay the ground, i've decided to make a cookie career out of the holidays and give it away as gifts for friends and the family of course.

James (the older monster) was my volunteer. The only problem was that i have to keep a close watch on the dough lest he will devour half of it even before it find its way in the oven. The boys didn't go anywhere the whole time i was baking. Frankly, they look like vultures closely studying how they will attack their prey.

I was able to bake three types of cookie found here, here, and here.

My very own white Christmas. "White Chocolate Chip- Oatmeal Cookies"

Ginger Stack-O!- Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Falling in line has never been this chocolatey!- "Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies"

My personal favorite is the White Chocolate-chip Oatmeal cookies, while the monsters raved over the Chocolate Chocolate Chip. The Ginger Cookies came out as a surprise since i was not really expecting it to be good enough to make the monsters want to eat it.

Boys will be boys and monsters will be monsters. Inasmuch as i want to avoid it, i was left with no choice but to exhaust the remaining strength that i have to keep them at bay and save my poor baby cookies from being massacred completely.

This entry concludes the Christmas Blogging in February series. Goodbye 2005!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Baked Chicken- Aussie Style

Christmas brings out the best in me. That's one thing i am certain of. Weeks before holiday, I made sure i'm ready for yet another showcase of cooking talent to impress the family. I came across this recipe for Aussie Chicken found in my life-saver Allrecipes site as i was compiling possible entrees for the Christmas dinner. With over 1,000 reviews posted, how can anyone ever go wrong?

Fast forward to the dinner table, this dish is the very first to disappear. However, instead of praises, all i got were complaints that i didn't bake enough to last till the day after. I'm guessing that it must be the honey-mustard sauce that blew all these people off. Oh i so love Christmas!

There. 'Tis the season for adults too after all.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Christmas Blogging in February

This post is so outdated. Coming back from hibernation, thought i'll still post my December activities anyhow.

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with parties. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas last year! Cheers to a life full of blessings, love, and happiness!!!

Thomson Christmas Party at the Shangri-La Hotel Makati

Right after the Deals/PE Christmas Party at Raddison's Greenbelt
Team party with Sanky and Mico at Krocodile Grille, Greenbelt