Yes, I do have to say I spend a lot of time with the animals. They are peaceful and give me peace, and I enjoy their company. But that hasn't changed the fact that I'm still the same domestic girl I've always been. Give me a multi-step, many-hour, multi-ingredient recipe, and I relish the challenge. Hence the reason why Christmas cookies are not just one or two cookies, but six or seven. More interesting that way.
This year, we went with six types and a candy. I had help. We had a good time:
And of course, there were aprons for all.