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Baking Weekend

This weekend is going to be loads of fun. It’s been declared family baking weekend. We do this a few times a year and the kids absolutely love it. I talked about what we were doing for Thanksgiving over at Writeminded a few days ago and how we were foregoing the traditional turkey and dressing stuff, so this weekend we’re going to search out some new recipes and get all the fixings to make our Thanksgiving dinner but we’re also having baking day. We make homemade sugar cookies and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Lots of raw dough is consumed and lots of finger licking happens :woot:

The chocolate chip making is always fun because we make four times the recipe. Talk about a huge bowl of dough! But we freeze the dough in tubes so we have cookies for weeks to come. All the kids pitch in and everyone has an assigned duty. Hubby always has to do the mixing, because stirring and mixing four times the recipe is hard work. Seriously. He’s the only one with the strength to get it all mixed up good enough :lol2:

I’m leaning toward a rib roast for thanksgiving. I’ll make homemade bread of course because my rolls are to die for. Other then that, I’m not sure yet what else we’ll be making. Maybe some homemade mac and cheese. Part of the fun is looking up new recipes, so it’s no telling what we’ll come up with.

If I don’t make it back before Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday :hug:

8 thoughts on “Baking Weekend”

  1. Brandy W says:

    I wanna come over too!!!! It sounds like you have a great weekend planned. When I used to have Thanksgiving with my parents we would have a completely non-traditional meal, homemade Taco Salad.

    Have a great Thanksgiving Maya!!!

  2. Angela H. says:

    Maya I hope you and your family enjoy a happy holiday! Take care.

  3. Karin says:

    Family baking weekend sounds like a lot of fun. I’m the one who does most of the baking in my family since my mom could never get the pie crust right. Of course, my nieces and nephews love to watch and try and help whenever they’re over at my house and I have some baking to do, so maybe I should spread this tradition…

  4. Terri says:

    I love the smell of baking. That’s a maybe sometime ths weekend. It doesn’t help that I have friends who own and operate a bakery close to my post office. I walked in there the other evening and they were making rolls. Oh, it smelled so good! If I see one of them next week, I may see if they have any extras for Thanksgiving. I’m getting a fresh turkey from one of their brothers Wednesday and already picked up fresh eggs from another. Have corn and a couple of other veggies in the freezer that their uncle gave me this summer. God, I love working in a Mennonite farming community!


  5. Crystal Dee says:

    Did y’all have fun? I hope you did!

    Mom and I haven’t started baking yet. We usually make several kinds of cookies. My favorite holiday treat is the date-nut balls. My daughter and I almost always make ourselves a little sick we eat so many during the making. I love them best when they are still hot and just out of the powdered sugar. My mom likes the chocolate and oatmeal drop cookies. The have a name but honestly it escapes my memory for the moment.

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