- Cutouts - 10 dozen
- Thumbprints - 3-6 dozen
- You Won't Believe 'ems - brown sugar, butter, chocolate and nuts over saltine crackers - about 50 pieces
- Lemon bars - 3 dozen
- Chocolate Turtles - 6 dozen
- Mini-Lemon Pound Cakes - 20-22
I read an article predicting most people would pitch their homemade baked gifts this year for fear of H1N1 exposure (of course I can't find it online now, but I SWEAR I read one).
Really, can I spend hours upon hours creating these labors of love to have them hit the trash? I just can't and it makes me sad.
So here's my Q of the day - do you plan to throw away homemade goodies this year for that reason? I wonder where this article got the validity for a prediction like that - so I'm asking you good people what your plans are.
For a Cookie Monster like me (Husband nicknamed me the Remorseless Eating Machine the first year he watched the Bake and Taste Fest - I love it THAT much), this is a hard decision. But I would be lying if I didn't admit to a little relief (ok, a lot!) - this year especially.
Maybe next year I'll double the amount and give them to some new people - airline pilots, check out clerks, friendly Wendy's drive-thru guy. You get the picture.