Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cookies - And Christmas In Pattayaland, Soi 3

A night short of Christmas lights on a tree in Pattayaland, Soi 3

Because I have an extensive family - some blood relations and a lot of others I've grown close to over the years - I tend to do a lot of baking during the Christmas holidays. This year is no different, and there are somewhere between 400 and 500 finished and waiting to distribute over the next week or so.

In the interest of keeping them fresh I hold most of them in the freezer over the week or so of days I'm baking them. Today and tomorrow will be decorating days, and then I can finish putting the finishing touches on things before the holidays themselves. Some of the local family will join in today an lend a hand spreading icing and sprinkling colored sugar decor on as many as I can get them to do, and then the rest will be done by yours truly later today.

I suspect that the X-Box Santa dropped off early will curtail some of the help from the younger ones today, but then icing never could hold a candle to a grenade launcher and sporting games. Ah, well... it's Christmas.

Back tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like commercial baking to me. I hope you have all the kitchen gadgets to assist you in your chores.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

khunbaobao said...

The same to you, Eduard - thank you for the good wishes!

krobbie said...

Yuletide Greetings from New Zealand.

My my, haven't you been busy? I have only had to make the Christmas cake for the table and gorgeous it is. What is it you made 400 - 500 of? Gingerbread men? Christmas gingerbread trees?

Anyhow, I hope you have a fantastic time over this period.

I am at work and in 20 minutes we will take the ferry from Auckland to one of the outer islands (Waiheke) for our business Christmas lunch. I am not expecting to return early or sober.


khunbaobao said...

Thanks, Keith - here's to a safe and sane holiday season to you, too! I'm about ready for it, myself.