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Holiday Spirit...?

I am really struggling this Christmas to get into the spirit...  I put up the tree and the stockings,  I scattered (very haphazardly) the various Christmas nick knacks and I am still struggling.  We have not even done our Christmas card picture for Christmas cards. sigh. Oh and the baby needs a stocking...  and a stocking holder because I bought a train set that does not have a fourth piece...  (I did not plan for additions to our family so I purchased a 3 piece train set years ago).

I can not even bring myself to decorate the office.  The big part is because then I would have to take it all down and I just can't even think about that right now.

On a more positive note, my office donated over 300 lbs of food to the local foodbank.  That should have helped but alas...  Next year I am going to organize a decorating committee.  This year...  I will hang Christmas Holiday cards in the office.

I am planning to make festive holiday cupcakes for my PSR class' gift exchange that was suppose to be last Monday but since so many did not bother (or forgot) their gift I had to postpone it until this Monday.

That is as far as I got with the baking plan...  need to get the rest of my baking plan together.  Thinking I will be baking cookies later then planned this year.  Need a new cookie idea.  I am thinking I will do the reindeer mix I made last year and of course chocolate chip cookies are always a hit.

I HATE making sugar cookies so I bought the pre-shaped ones from GFS and they even come with the icing.  I am planning to use them for Corey's party.

I know the Husband's Uncle likes the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ever (cup of peanut butter, cup of sugar, vanilla and an egg) and I have to make some of those...  Oatmeal?  Those seem pretty traditional and boring but again... not feeling festive.  sigh

Reindeer Mix
2 cups Wheat Chex
2 cups Chocolate Chex
2 cups Corn Chex
2 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal
2 cupspretzels
2 cups M&M's plain chocolate candy
1 package red candy melts and a package of white candy melts

  1. Mix cereal and m&m's, in a large bowl.
  2. Spread a large sheet of wax paper over counter top.
  3. Melt white candy in microwave and pour over mixture. Stir until completely covered.
  4. Spread evenly over wax paper and let dry.
  5. Melt red candy in microwave (preferably in a squeeze bottle) and drizzle over mixture.
  6. Once dry break apart.
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