On Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’m encouraging every single one of you to take an hour or two this week, amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, to pull out an old recipe from your grandmother’s cookbook (or the internet – I don’t judge) and bake with someone you love.
Here’s why this is so important:
- The end product is fresh baked holiday goods. This is a win-win situation.
- It’s a pinch hard to be on your phone when your hands are covered in flour or icing. Baking is a FANTASTIC way to unplug for an evening or afternoon.
- You get to reminisce about good times from the past and smile over them. For example, whenever I bake with my mom, we have a ton of inside jokes and special memories from making cookies when I was younger. When I bake with my best friend, we laugh about the time it was so cold out, we put our peanut butter balls on the front step to chill. The point is. You get to laugh and smile and walk down memory lane with those you love.
This past weekend, after a particularly stressful and worrisome Saturday (fathers and ice don’t mix) my mother and I got together to do our annual shortbread cookie baking while Dad took it easy and supervised with the two cats.
The end result? Smiles, good vibes, laughs, and beautifully decorated cookies.
So – who will you do some holiday baking with this week?