Well, it has certainly been the whirlwind of parties, drinking, baking, seeing my friends (or at least pretending to on Facebook), as well as an insane amount of WORK. God I hate working, but clearly it’s a necessary evil.
One of the parties was a cookie exchange with an overall winner for best tasting cookie. I think, if memory serves, this is the 7th or so year of it.
I was quite proud of my baking prowess. I mean, first of all, I had to do some serious pre-planning (in the midst of the flight cancelling brouhaha) to ensure I bought some duty-free Gianduiotti to put on top to give them their final bit of hazelnutty goodness. Just LOOK at these babies (click the link for the recipe)!!
First, I lost a “FDNY Jock Strap” during the rousing game of white elephant. Then, what did all my Italian mojo, Nutella, and gourmet chocolates get me?
Fuckin’ second place.
~ by Daniel on December 19, 2009.