With all these yummy wholesome ingredients! I can't even pronounce some of them! Being supermom that I am not, I decided to go ahead and bake up a batch of this chemically laden food. But for my family, i knew one box was not enough and I wasn't about to go to the store to fetch another. So I pulled out my bag of conrmeal and made another batch from scratch.
Now I had to know, which ones would my kids like better? only Yes-only I would really care about this
We had a taste test between both of them and honestly, it was split down the middle. My one daughter who loved #1 (Jiffy Mix) was so sure that was the one I made! When I asked those who picked #1 what they liked better, they all said the same thing-it was sweeter. True indeed-my version had no sugar, just some honey. Interesting experiment, but it's not going to make me run out and buy Jiffy unless I'm seriously pressed for time!!
Next, we had to get prepared for my 7 yo daughters's birthday which actually is on Christmas Eve. She wanted a giant M and M cookie, which my 11 year old helped me make. Turned out quite yummy!
We made a double batch of dough and made the rest into cookies. After sampling a dozen or so, we packaged up the rest to send home with my oldest son, who lives in an apartment on his own. We often get requests from he and his roommate for home baked goodies. We're happy to comply!
We gave a fresh baked loaf of bread with each, tied with a cute Christmas ribbon!
Now onto Christmas morning! After a yummy pancake breakfast, the present opening began. The big gift this year? An X-Box 360! This is our first venture into video game land, so hopefully it goes smoothly!
And look, my handsome 19 year old even joined us before he had to go into work. It was great to have him!
Lots of legos, giftcards, DVDs, toys, and other stuff left a big bunch of smiling kids!
What a great Christmas celebration! We are looking forward to many more blessings in the coming year!