Friday, December 21, 2007

Is it really the last minute?

Already? Nah, not in my book. Its only 12/21 - I still have at least 3 more days to get everything ready for the holidays - and 2 of those days are on the weekend baby!! Everyone keeps asking me - did you do this, did you go shopping, did you prepare your menu, what are you bringing. To be honest, I'm a little behind, but I have it all in my mind :) I have made a few things and I am planning on a few holiday posts (hopefully they will be of some help to all you last minute folks out there like me!), but here is my pseudo-to-do list for the next few days....
  • 5-6 types of cookies
  • Cheesecake (& maybe another cake for Christmas at my mom's)
  • A main dish/side dish for Christmas at my mom's
  • A bit more shopping & a whole lot of wrapping
  • Design, shop, and make a light cocktail menu for my Christmas Eve Open House
  • Finish gift baskets (more to come on that later)

I think thats it - totally doable, no?

Until I get all the pictures and posts that I have been collecting this week up here, I thought I would post a few websites that have great last minute recipes, gifts and other holiday ideas.

  • Great-looking (and easy) recipe from Smitten Kitchen (starred on my google reader this morning) for icebox cookies (with unlimited variations!)
  • I love these as ornaments or just as small vases hanging in a kitchen window - from CB2 [they have a store now in SoHo in NYC - I can't wait to check it out!]. The green hourglass photo above is from CB2 as well - they come in two sizes (either 15 minutes or 1 hour)
  • A really cute online cookbook (that you can print and give away with some cookies as a gift!) from Allrecipes
  • Last minute gifts from Red Envelope! Use the code: MCRUSH and your mastercard ($50 minimum required) and get free overnight shipping (offer deadline: 12/22 @ 2pm)
  • Some additional holiday baking ideas from Martha Stewart & Everyday Food
  • Tree looking a little bare? Need something to do with the kids on Christmas Eve? Check out this homemade ornament roundup by How about orange
  • Decor inspiration? Run over to Hostess with the Mostess and check out the many holiday decor themes like Peppermint Twist

1 comment:

Sarah Hall said...

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