Dec 31, 2010

321, no 378 cookies!

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m getting ready for our annual open house tomorrow. It’s a small group of about 35 friends (mostly the same ones every year) and it’s turned into a competition of how much can a person eat in one sitting! Lamb chops, sushi, paninis, crab cakes, deviled eggs… all devoured in a span of four hours. It’s actually two guys who eat most of the food and you know who you are. 🙂 The food is catered and I bake all the desserts. Today I made 40 97 macaroons, 48 lemon bars, 47 meringues, 49 pfefferneusses, 38 truffles, 48 seven-layer bars, and 51 chili-chocolate-cherry cookies. That’s 378 cookies! And it’s not enough! Let’s see…378 divided by 35 is 10 – almost 11 – desserts per person! Yikes!! Everyone needs to walk home!

(*Saturday morning correction: I made more macaroons last night – the chocolate dipped ones!)

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6 Comments on "321, no 378 cookies!"

  1. sister dearest

    I know you Ms. Jones. What did everyone else have?

  2. sue

    Happy New Year to all of you, and Mrs. News., “where is that apron?” Looking forward to seeing it!! I have bronchial pneumonia , and Mike is sick too. Not a good way to start out the new year but I’m glad that we’re both sick at the same time. We had lobster for dinner, waiting for it to run through me!!!! The best of health and happiness to all the picture blogs and to the blogs who don’t show your faces!! Come on now!! Anyway, like I said before, Happy New Year to all of you!!

    “Much Love always”, Sue, Mike and our girls, Teka and Kya. (we’re in the picture blog.)

    • MrsNews

      To be honest the material is sitting in a bag on my dresser…
      I need to get er done!! Thanks for reminding me!!

      Happy New Years!!

      K

      • sue

        Get R’ Done Mrs. News!!!
        Happy New Year to you!!!
        Sue

  3. Rhonda

    Wow Jenny!
    You’ve had one busy day, but I bet you enjoyed every minute of it 🙂
    Enjoy your New Year’s day tomorrow. Sounds like a fun event…

    Take care,
    Rhonda

  4. MrsNews

    I wanna come too…sounds yummy!! Stretch pants are a must for a day like that!1

    Happy New Year my friend!!

    K

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