Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baking with Mimi

Every year, Steve's mother slaves in the kitchen for several weeks before Christmas making all kinds of items to share with her friends, family, butcher, hairdresser, etc.  She makes several different Lebanese cookies, Baklava, chex mix, fruit cake cookies and chocolate covered pretzels.  It is a big ordeal, but she enjoys baking, and then giving it all away.

Saturday night we headed over to Mimi's house so Bennett could assist her with dipping pretzels in white chocolate.  When we told Bennett about it earlier in the day, she was so excited to go help.  So as soon as she woke up from her nap, Steve took her over.  Of course, she made a huge mess dripping chocolate everywhere.  But after she had dipped about 10-12 pretzels, she started sampling them (I think she liked that part much better).

Though Mimi made an entire batch of these pretzels (she was helping alongside of Bennett), I think we left her with about 20 pretzels.  Between my sampling and Bennett's, and then the "to go box" that we had to have...there just wasn't much left...sorry Mimi.  Of course, there were no worries on her part, "that's what they're for."

After Bennett's short-lived baking job, the kids danced with Santa and watched a movie.  It was a nice, relaxing way to spend our Saturday night before the crazy holiday week kicks off.

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