It is getting to be that time! Here in the U.S. Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away and Christmas will be here in a few weeks. I keep hearing people say that they are not doing their normal baking. BAKE and ENJOY people. Don't worry about passing the virus - the heat you bake at is pretty extreme. None of us know what tomorrow brings, let alone next year. LIVE and do as many "normal" things as possible.
I worry about a lot of things - but baked goods and food is at the bottom of that list.
I keep most baking and goody items in the pantry at all times, but there are some special ones that we all like to have on hand during the holidays.
Is your holiday pantry ready?
We all need sugar, flour, brown sugar, powdered sugar, baking soda, baking powder
Vanilla and all other flavorings
Chips, cocoa, nuts, coconut, peppermints
Marshmallows and marshmallow fluff, corn syrup
Dried berries and fruit
Sprinkles, colored sugars and other decorating supplies
Oils, butter, Crisco, Ghee, etc.
Cheeses - all kinds - for snack plates as well
Dip items - purchased dip or ingredients to make dip yourself
Crackers of all sorts
Chips for dips
Chick peas to make hummus
Dried French's onions (mmmmm - green bean casserole)
Any types of cookie, brownie or cake mixes you may choose. Some just want a simpler holiday and that is perfectly OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I like to have lots of easy items on hand. I will have drop cookie dough in the freezer and ready to bake at a moments notice. I keep dip items on hand and fun chips for impromptu company.
Also keep slicing cheese and crackers - and I have beef stick on hand almost always.
There is always pickles, relish and olives.
Lots of fun and easy things that can be thrown together in a few moments.
My attitude may differ from yours and that is OK. I am not saying your way of thinking is wrong or that I am right. I just have decided I am going to enjoy life. I don't know how many years I have on this earth - so I want them to be fun.
Make the goodies. Eat the goodies. Give the goodies.
TIS THE SEASON