Years ago my grandma made peanut brittle and fudge. Her friend, Gussie baked cookies. Now, my grandma has been gone over 30 years. But even then, people would buy these goodies from these ladies because some would prefer to buy quality products instead of trying to make them themselves during the holidays.
The past couple of years I have baked cookies and made other goodies, and given them as gifts. I hope that they are tasty enough that people enjoy them. I enjoy doing it -- maybe it makes me think of my grandmother -- and I hope that is brings joy to the folks who receive them.
Besides the goodies, most of my friends already have more than enough "stuff" and I'm at a loss at what to buy them. It used to be, years ago, folks baked things to save money. If you've been to the grocery store lately, baking isn't always the cheapest option.
I found a good deal on the baskets and bought the cloth napkins reasonably as well. I washed and ironed the napkins before putting them in the baskets. Anyway, I thought I'd share my bounty before I started giving them away.
December 4th, 2011 at 12:45 pm