Christmas Frugal Baking

It is the season that we certainly bake more. I think more goes on for eating sweets in December than even with Hallowe'en! But how do you save time and money in doing this? Do people still even have a tray of sweets for guests that pop by? I think so.

Do you find when you are baking your Christmas goodies, you wish that you could just bake a whole bunch of one thing and not have to worry about anything else? I do. I get in a routine and it's less overwhelming to make a lot of one thing, but who wants to eat just one type of sweet?

Well, have a cookie exchange. I am having one at my house here in a couple of weeks. All you have to do is find some other people (not necessarily women); friends, family, neighbours, church people, work associates, and invite them over. Once you know how many people are coming, say 10, everyone bakes 10 dozen of their cookies. They keep one dozen for themselves, and bring the other 9 for everyone else. You end up with 10 different types of sweets and their recipes, and you didn't have to do all of the work! Everyone gets something great for the holidays and you have a good time socializing as well! Try it out. One piece of advice: find out what everyone is making so that there aren't any duplicates.

Enjoy your day!


Anonymous said...

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Liz said...

Hello Anonymous,

The only problem with posting the best prices, is that I may miss one as I have a tendency to only look for what I am looking for, or what I know is a deal that's too good to pass up. If you think that this will still help, I can include it in some of the new features that will be coming into play over the next few weeks. Please let me know.

Thanks for reading, I sure hope you come back more often.