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Monday, December 21st, 2009

It looks like such a small amount when you look at it all done but it was a lot of work. :) Not to mention all the gift wrapping and box packing. Too reminiscent of packing to move. Hope everyone enjoys their repass tomorrow. Notice that cute bowl in the back with the trifle in it? Yep--Dollar Tree.

Starting in the back: Left - Chocolate Toffee Trifle, Right - Espresso Swirled Brownies
Front: Left - Lemon Creme Bars, Right - Lemon Blueberry Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Oddly I didn't notice that I did 2 lemon and 2 chocolate--just coincidence.

I love the trifle bowl! I've been wanting to get myself one. Guess I need to check the dollar store.
Snelly   Monday, December 21, 2009
It's not a great one--very thin and would easily break. I did find a really nice acrylic one at Tuesday Morning for not much more. If you aren't going to travel with it, go glass. It looks great and they aren't too pricey. Even fancy places like Williams-Sonoma sells them for $9-10. And they stand on a pedestal and make a pretty display. But, if you need one to carry and leave--this one is great. I'm thinking maybe I should have gotten 2 and done a second trifle for Christmas Eve!
LGrant   Monday, December 21, 2009
that all looks awesome!

i was in charge of making treats for work folks and what not, i started to make cookies the night before last & realized we had no flour - so i went to plan B, no bake bars - tasted them last night they tasted like nothing. I was a little frustrated - then our neighbors all brought over all these treats - soooo I re pakced their stuff onto plates for all of ben's co-workers, terrible i know!
Moore Crazies   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Kelsey that isn't terrible. I might do that too!

Linda, that all does look wonderful! Yum, Yum!
Merritt   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Everyone in my office is drooling right now.
Shelly   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Everything has been a success. I wonder at times why I talk myself into doing so much baking but then everyone has such a good time with it, I talk myself into it again. :) The lemon blueberry cake and the lemon creme bars were big hits. I think at this time of year lemon is fresh and summery and not so heavy as some of the other fare. TJ's had some fresh blueberries (granted from CA!) that were pretty good and a reasonable price for off-season. Moore, nothing wrong with being creative and using what you have. Sounds like a good idea!! I'm sure they enjoyed it. The chocolate trifle was a big success too but I think lemon won the day!
LGrant   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
People in Richie's office don't go as ga-ga over baked goods. They talk big but never finish anything he takes in. How is that possible? You're lucky that your folks appreciate you so much!
Richie & Ashley   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Oh Golly, Chocolate Toffee Trifle, that sounds aaaamaaazing! I have always really really liked trifle. I always insist on hand whipping the cream and I think that sends it over the top on the flavor scale :-)

Have a Merry Christmas LGrant!
Lionheart   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I agree, Lion! The only time I ever bow to something other than real whipped cream is one that will sit out at an event and the whipping cream tends to break and become watery (not to mention more dangerous for any health issues). Then I will go with Cool Whip and keep things more stable and safe. Otherwise--strictly the real thing (or as we call it informally RWC)

Ashley, don't get too down about it. I have my days in the office too. These folks who receive it at Christmas don't tend to get much the rest of the year so they are like kids on Christmas morning and very vocal about it. The ones who tend to receive more take it for granted and sometimes I might get a "good" out of them. My librarians make up for those folks. They get something roughly every 2-3 weeks and they are as happy each time as those kids Christmas morning. I can't say my office folks don't finish things but they can make me feel pretty taken for granted at times (no pun intended). :) If they are like that, don't send things. Find another outlet like your nurses or library or someone else. Maybe if they quit getting things they might think about it. If not, they aren't worth the time to bake for, in my book. :)
LGrant   Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Looks like a sugar overload, Ymmmmmm
gigi   Monday, January 25, 2010
It was a busy holiday baking season. Nice to have some down-time from all that baking to get the kitchen into shape. Slowly but surely getting there!
LGrant   Monday, January 25, 2010
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