I had visions of holiday baking with Oscar this year but as the weeks went by and my stress levels were high, I was feeling doubtful that I would get around to actually breaking out the good ol’ family recipes. Instead of letting a lovely tradition slide, because I was dreading the idea of shopping for ingredients – I cut myself some slack and did what I felt was the one best decision I made with regards to holiday traditions, and I bought pre-made dough. And you want to know something? It was AWESOME. I have recipe books upon recipe books with the best Christmas cookie recipes over the years but as a working-stay-at-home-mom who was doing morning drop offs at school wearing pajamas under her winter coat – I decided to pick my battles this year. Baking, my friends, was not one of them. I bought Pillsbury’s sugar cookie dough in a tube, and Oscar had SO MUCH FUN. Squeeze the tube-o-dough, mix in some flour and you’re done. Seriously. He got to roll it, cut out the cookies and watch them bake in the oven. he thought it was the best, and I felt like the best because I was able to accomplish a holiday love of mine and that is baking with Oscar.
Anyhow, just one of the little things I that I did to survive the season. 😉
s., And did you know that IKEA sells premade gingerbread dough too? IKEA! I know!! I have that in my freezer, waiting to be made.