Cookies and #AmWatching

If the forecast is correct, this is the first day we’ll see sun in over a week. It’s been unseasonably warm, but rainy. This past weekend was the one year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that hit Bowling Green last December, so the warm weather understandably had some folks a little nervous.

For the past several years, a couple friends and I have gotten together and decorated gingerbread houses. This year we did something a little different. We changed it up and decorated ugly sweater cookies and gingerbread ninja people. Not your traditional Christmas fare, but it’s good to think outside the box every now and then. As you can tell from the picture, none of us will ever be featured on any baking shows, but we have fun every year, and a few glasses of wine only add to our inspiration.

Yesterday I baked the cookies I’ll be featuring on Staci Troilo’s virtual cookie exchange this Thursday. Several bloggers have signed up, so make sure to visit each participant for mouth-watering pictures and new cookie recipes!

Hubby was out of town last week, so I watched several Christmas movies in between finishing this season’s American Horror Story and starting Andor on Disney+. I know The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Russell released on Netflix in 2018, but somehow I never got around to it – and it was a fun one. There’s also a part two I’m hoping to find time for. A Christmas Story 2 was worth watching. I loved that besides Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, several of the original actors returned, including his brother Randy and friends Flick and Schwartz. It’s not a Christmas movie, but I also watched Lightyear. This Buzz isn’t the same character featured in the Toy Story movies, but I thought Chris Evans did a wonderful job at making him still feel familiar while adding his own twist. There’s also a robot cat named Sox who’s a total scene stealer and nearly caused me to snort wine out my nose.

Have a great week, and make sure to stop by for the Cookie Exchange on Thursday!

47 thoughts on “Cookies and #AmWatching

  1. D.L. Finn, Author

    I love ninja gingerbread cookies:) I worked on my cookies for Staci’s exchange but I’m not as skilled at shapes. There is A Christmas Story 2? I had no idea! I will check it out.

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    1. I’d almost finished mixing everything for the dough before I remembered to take pictures, Denise, lol. Part two features Ralphie all grown up and wanting to give his kids a perfect Christmas. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Would you believe I’ve only watched one Christmas movie? Had to watch Yellowstone last night! I have been reading a book set during the holidays.

    And I still need to bake my cookies. Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

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    1. Hubby was out of town last week, so we had two Yellowstones to catch up on last night. That dinner scene from last week’s episode sure had us laughing – that family can never have a normal meal. I feel sorry for the cook. Sounds like it’s time for you to binge some Christmas movies!

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    1. I knew you were my people, Sue. I LOVE cookie dough – cake batter also. I’ve tried the edible cookie dough, but it’s just not the same. I figure if I’ve made it this long eating the uncooked eggs, it can’t be doing that much damage.

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      1. suerovens

        Exactly. I’ve eaten that stuff too, from the jars. It’ll do, just because I don’t bake often at all. BUT, if it comes down to it, I prefer the REAL stuff. After 58 years, yeah, if that what’ll take me out, I’m okay with that. lol

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  3. You watched a lot of great things, didn’t you? I made my streaming list from yours for when we get back! And not all of those cookies look bad. Some of them are quite good. But it’s the taste that really matters. I knew time would not be in my favor for joining Staci’s virtual cookie swap this year, but I look forward to seeing all of the recipes.

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    1. We definitely had trouble with some of the decorations – none of us recommend the gel icing. It bled everywhere. With Disney coming up, your time is limited, Tessa! But you’ll have a great time with your family. Since you’re making a streaming list, have you watched Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds? It’s one of our favorites. If you’re a fan of his, you’ll love it.

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  4. Hi Teri, what fun to make these gingerbread treats. We were supposed to be in the UK (from Tuesday) but we cancelled at the last minute due to the NHS (healthcare) and airport strikes and miserable weather. Doctor didn’t think going to UK where there is an increase in Covid and Strep A with no healthcare following Michael 8 weeks of severe illness was a good idea. So we are going to a game reserve instead (smile!). Anyhow, my point was I am doing a gingerbread project after all and will be construction tomorrow and Saturday.

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  5. Victoria Zigler

    The cookie baking sounds like it was fun. Plus you get to eat the results, which is always a plus with that kind of fun. 😉 And I’m glad you enjoyed the shows you watched too.

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