Mom also likes to get everything ready beforehand. She is very organized.
Here are all the ingredients for 2 double batches of M & M cookies. Just like on the M & M bag. Mom believes in simplicity, when it comes to cookies. She does not put tons of things in them, unlike Auntie. Now, Auntie's cookies are great, don't get me wrong. But dad likes mom's better.
Here are a bunch of the made cookies. Believe it or not, the boy does not like M & M cookies. He prefers Chocolate Chip.
This is about as messy as mom's kitchen gets, unlike Auntie's. See below.
See, it really doesn't look bad at all, does it? Here you can see that mom has also made the batter for 2 double batches of chocolate chip cookies.
Here is a close up of the "mess". Not really very messy, huh? Mom likes it that way. All told, mom made about 22 dozen cookies. She gave 1 dozen of the M & M to the new neighbor, whose kids love "soft cookies" and scarfed them down in the time it took mom to walk back to the house after delivering them. Then there were about a dozen or so that needed to be "tested for quality" by dad and the boy. Mom has 20 dozen made and bagged.
Mom is going to make more Chocolate Chip cookies with the swirly chips and then mom will make her famous Vanilla Chip cookies. These are wanted by the "older teachers" who have had them in years past. One teacher in particular is waiting for them. And not very patiently, either.And that same teacher wants mom to bring them to the Christmas Party they are having. Mom will post that recipe as she knows people will ask for it, and as they are really, really good.
After the cookies, mom makes English Muffin Bread for the Big Three, the same teacher who is waiting for the Vanilla Chip cookies, and another teacher whose birthday is right before Christmas. So mom will need 10 loaves of bread.
And then there is dad's family. They all get two or three loaves each. They include dad's two brothers, two sisters and his father. So that's 11 loaves, 21 loaves total. Not counting one or two for dad and the boy. Mom's gonna be really busy. Wonder if she will drop anything for me?