This is the second time I've felt compelled to bake some cookies so I dug out my Mom's old tin cookie cutters. Do you remember them? Boy, I sure do. I remember my Mom spending hours in the kitchen, working on an old gas stove quite unlike the Viking range in our kitchen. She turned out magic. Animal cookies, caramels, apricot bars, nut balls, rum balls and even an edible fruit cake!
I kept those cookie cutters more for the memories than to actually use. But I have her recipes so I decided to have a go at it. The cookies are on a plate in the dining room waiting for Hub to dig in. The first batch lasted about two days. There are quite a few more this time so no more. He has his own baking to do anyway. He makes stollen every year and it will last us until New Years and maybe a few days beyond! Then it's South Beach diet time for me!
While I'm in nostalgia mode I thought I'd show you some close ups of some of the ornaments. These two are old ! A hand blown glass hot air balloon and an extremely fragile egg shell!
This set includes a gift - a little devil of a nutcracker from Christian Steinbach for my having bought so many of them from him!
The little wooden cutout was from some of our "between opportunity" days when we made our own ornaments. Boy, that was awhile ago!
The cuckoo clock came from one of our many trips to Switzerland
And the angel. Hub's Mom made that and it has been with us forever. Somehow she remains in tact. We will never replace her.
And of course there has to be a Saint Bernard! You rarely see anything related to Saint Bernards so when Hallmark came out with this one several years it had to be added to the collection!
So that's a little trip through time with me. Sometimes it's just better to remember the good things. What isn't will be there tomorrow - or whenever I feel like addressing it. Today's its cookies. I'm wondering if we still have and hot chocolate. For this short period of time I feel like a kid again!