I am starting to see baking implements and ingredients in my dreams. Or is that nightmares?

Here’s the final tally:

6-ish dozen cookie press cookies made with almond extract. You know the kind. Your mom always made them. :p

One Shoofly pie that was rendered inedible because I am dumb and cannot read and used regular molasses instead of light molasses and it ended up being bitter. Also, the crumb recipe for the top was all wrong. It called for very little butter and as a result I got very…

We ventured out last night to see Cameron’s Avatar. I honestly wasn’t expecting too much. I heard the plot was tired, but that it was OMG PRETTY, so since we were seeing it in 3D IMAX I was expecting a pretty visual distraction and not much else.

Holy CRAP did I underestimate this film. There were several audible ‘Whoa!“s and I even shed a tear or two. The whole world is SO PRETTY and so beautifully imagined and portrayed. The Na’vi are flawless – no hint of an uncanny valley whatsoever. The…

Yule last night was really nice. I made a ham the size of a baby (but tastier), cheesy potatoes and brussel sprouts. We ate dinner and watched ‘The Ref’ (om nom Dennis Leary om NOM), which I think might have become my new favorite Christmas movie. We positively howled with laughter.

After that, nobody had any room for the Shoofly pie I made, so it remains untasted on the kitchen table.

We did gifts after dinner and movie. Hilary got me these Gorilla Glass cranberry forks for my ears that…