Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cookie Day

Today was the day of the cookie baking extravaganza with my Mom, Gram and daughters! I woke up without a solid eating plan and I just decided to treat it like any other day and deal with the cookies when I get to it. I wanted to make sure I had a filling breakfast, so I went with the same one as yesterday, Egg, Cheese and Bacon Muffins and a Thomas' Light English Muffin. I had some Cinnamon Vanilla Nut Coffee, too. Satisfying breakfast...


I did plan to take my lunch to my Mom's, that way I wouldn't be tempted to just grab whatever was around when I got hungry. I found these guys way in the back of my freezer! Forgotten Dr.Praeger's Pizza Bagels...

I had two of these for lunch with an apple and Lighthouse Reduced Sugar Caramel Dip...

Not a bad 7 Point lunch! Now for the cookies!! We made 9 different kinds. We try to make different ones every year. Here were the ones we went with this year...

My Mom and Gram also made some cucidati which is a filled Italian cookie and some chocolate dipped hazelnut cookies (which weren't ready to take home, yet). It was a six hour bake- a-thon!

When I got home, I assembled everything on trays to take to my neighbors. Here's what it looked like all put together...

I added a package of my chocolate dipped pretzels rods to the tray, also. I wrap it all in cellophane with ribbon and I added a card with the "cookie menu" on it. It's a nice touch. The husband does a great job of delivering them; this year he even wanted to wear a Santa hat! Thankfully, we did not have one!
So, the "non- plan" - how did it go?? Well, I pretty much sampled everything we made and I did not beat myself up about it nor did I feel guilty. I was fairly relaxed about the whole thing. I tasted it all and now I feel like I'm done with it. Maybe because I feel a little bleh and kinda sick of it all! I know this is not healthy, but I didn't even eat/want dinner tonight. My stomach is full of too much sugar and nothing seemed appetizing anyway. I'm hoping to be back to my normal eating for the next couple of days before the big eating Christmas day and to keep up with my regular exercise (I did fit that in this morning before I left!).
At least that's the plan... =)



8 comments:

sharon said...

Mmmmmm, nine different kinds of cookies?!

Madison Song said...

My plan is to get back to "normal eats" within the next few days too =).

And seirously, 9 cookies!?!? WOW!

loveofoats.com said...

mmmmmm your cookie tray looks fabulously festive :)

Amanda said...

Marissa - I make pizzelle's every year and give most away but eat some ourselves. Mine were calculated to be 2 pts each. They are fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marisa,
Cookie tray looks great. Everyone probally wants to be your neighbor.
-margie

Amanda said...

Marissa - How do you make the Egg Cheese Bacon Muffins? I tried to do a search but didn't find a recipe. I'm sure it's easy, just wondering. Thanks!!

Marisa said...

Amanda - look under Wed., Dec. 17 post. You should be able to click on the link to my recipe and also Kath's recipe that originally inspired mine! They are really easy and freeze well, too!

Amanda said...

Thanks Marissa -
I got the recipe. Sounds good!!