It’s the first of December, the time of year where everything begins to fast forward.
Holiday music heralds in the buzz that will surround us these next few weeks. There are parties to plan, presents to buy, holiday specials to watch, and baking, baking, baking to be done.
But, not if you don’t have a stove.
If you don’t have a stove you can do everything but the baking. And, the cooking.
It’s a nice break for a minute or two. At least it was on Thanksgiving Day when I expected my new stove (after fixing all the granite, and gas line, and electrical service issues) to be installed the following Saturday. It was kind of relaxing—and a little weird—not to have pots bubbling and the oven steaming. It was nice of my sister and sister-in-law to host Thanksgiving and be satisfied with my meager offerings. It may have been the first relaxing holiday for me in, well, years.
Now it’s not so much fun anymore. The Saturday installation has come and gone. There is a stove sitting in what was an empty space. It looks very pretty. It doesn’t do much but it’s all shiny and stuff. It’ll sit there until the new one comes. The one that looks just as pretty but actually works. The one they told me will be delivered on *sob* December 26th.
That. Is. Not. Going. To. Work.
No dinners. No baking. No blog posts. No traditional Christmas Eve dinner. No Christmas brunch.
You know what…where there’s a will there’s a way. I’ll keep you posted on progress (follow the saga on Twitter!) but for now I’m going to have to get blogger creative!
So, here’s what we’re going to do.
I’m going to repost those lovely cookies you see in the photo. They were a favorite last year in our home and hopefully they’ll be a favorite again this year.
Then I’m going to ask all of you to link to your cookie recipes. Help me out here…bake me some cookies and share them by adding them below. I’m counting on my favorite (and hopefully some new) foodie friends.
It’s simple. Just follow the instructions below. You may add as many entries as you like but there are two rules…they must be gluten-free and they must be cookies. Plus they don’t need to be new posts. Can’t wait to see what you bring!! The posting closes on December 20th. So, check back often for new cookie links.