Have you done all your preparations?

@rodveiga (335)
Portugal
December 16, 2008 2:21am CST
I'm almost done with the gifts, I have already choose what I'm gone serve on dinner, my house is full of lights and ornaments, all gifts completed are wrapped on beautiful papers, all the e-cards are scheduled... it's almost Christmas. What about you? Have you done all your Christmas preparations?
2 responses
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Yes, I have everything done. Except for frosting the cookies and last minute desserts. I made the cookies and put them in the freezer to save me some time. All I have to do is frost them. My shopping is done too.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
18 Dec 08
Hi I know this is not the subject but I was wondering about those cookies you're talking about. Can I have the recipe? If it's not too hard for you to explain, of course... Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
18 Dec 08
They are sugar cookies. 2/3 cup shortening 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 egg 4 tsp. milk 2 cups flour (I use self rising flour - if you use regular flour add 1/1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt) Cream the shortening and sugar together, add the vanilla and egg. Mix. Add the flour. You can chill it for awhile if you want to so it will roll out easier. Roll out on a floured board and cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 375 for about 8- 10 min After cool, I frost with a mix of confectioners sugar, a little margarine and some milk - to make a nice frosting. Decorate as desired with sprinkles or what ever you want. You can add food coloring to frosting to make it different colors.
@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
16 Dec 08
I have all my gifts purchased but none wrapped. I'm not decorating much this year so what I'm doing has been done - tree and diningroom table. I was going to cook a turkey as this is our first Christmas at home with just my little family... but my husband doesn't want me to cook a turkey since I've never done it before. I know it's easy. You can buy one and cook it from frozen. However, I don't think I want to spend $30 for a huge turkey that will take the four of us a month to eat. My brother said, so get a capon. I said I might as well just roast a chicken. So... I don't know what we're doing for dinner yet. So I guess I'm still very unprepared.
@rodveiga (335)
• Portugal
18 Dec 08
I'm sure you'll get all done by the Christmas Eve. My closest family are four people too, that's funny. It's me, my husband, and two little boys, our sons. Try to make something special, but not too expensive or hard to do. After all, it's just "eating stuff" as my older son use to say, lol Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.