Jennifer Lyon


Monday, December 21st, 2009
Weekend Roundup!

Christmas baking 2009Guess what I’ve been doing?

Okay the picture is a hint! I spent two days baking!

I made sugar cookies–half dipped in chocolate, pumpkin break, caramel layer cookies, Russian tea cakes, peanut butter balls and chocolate-kahlua truffles. That’s all on this plate I took to a family party over the weekend.  Not shown is the chocolate pound cake I also made for the party.

This is the reason I’m invited to family parties, LOL!

I did have one mishap when I grabbed a pan that I somehow forgot had just come out of the oven.  I have three words for that:

Seriously Stupid Witch!

However those were not the words I used when I did it. I won’t repeat those words.

Wizard was not happy…until he realized that it was kind of funny. Now he’s asking me to touch the BBQ and see if it’s hot, or bragging to everyone how I don’t need pot holders, I just grab hot pans with my hands.  Uh huh, real funny wizard. Okay, it is funny, he makes me laugh. Especially since he’s been doing dishes and helping out where ever I need it.

Oh, and I got to play with Bailey this weekend too.  Everyone in the family is teasing me about how much I love that dog. Is it that obvious? LOLOL!

So how was your weekend? I’m guessing you all were too smart to grab a hot pan right out of the oven!

14 comments to “Weekend Roundup!”

  1. Dru
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 6:21 am · Link

    I hope your hands are okay.

    We finally got the snowstorm that I wanted and it looked pretty. I posted a few pictures on my blog.

    I also made a 24-hour quilt and that was fun.

    The rest of the weekend was relaxing, reading and drinking hot chocolate.

    Have a good Monday.



  2. B.E. Sanderson
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 8:32 am · Link

    Ouch! I didn’t grab a hot pan with my bare hands this year – I have before – but I did lick the fudge spoon before it cooled. Your burn was way worse, and without the added benefit of fudgy painkillers.

    I made some measurable progress on the blanket I’m crocheting. I also got a few chapters rewritten in my WIP. Other than that, my weekend was all about football, HGTV and vegging out. I could watch Holmes on Homes all day. Mike Holmes is my newest hero. =o)



  3. Val
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 10:11 am · Link

    Friday night I listened to the radio as the high school I graduated from won the State Championship for the first time ever. My kids were laughing at my “Happy Dance” around the house when they took the lead and then when the game ended with them on top. It was a really close game and oh so exciting.

    Saturday was spent baking 10 different kinds of cookies with my mom. Fortunately, no burns for us. I hope you’re hands are feeling better. I have done that before, and know it hurts like a b***h.

    Sunday I cleaned and finished up some Christmas shopping. All I have left now is to pick up a few gift cards. Whew, thank goodness I don’t think my bank account can take much more. :)



  4. Silver James
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 10:39 am · Link

    Jen? Have you been hanging around me again? I have a few burns on my forearms from the oven racks. I remember the hot pads but I’m so clumsy, I touch the racks while maneuvering the cookie sheets. I made…7 kinds of cookies, 3 sweet breads, yeast rolls (dinner and cinnamon). Four huge trays headed out this morning to Lawyer Guy’s office/associates. I’m headed to get gift bags. Present wrapping made easy! I may even get the stockings hung with care instead of haphazardly. Oh…and Christmas cards may be…New Year cards. Oh well. *gigglesnort*

    Off for another day of grand adventure! (And I STILL need a spell for that!)



  5. Dawn
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 11:29 am · Link

    Jen, I’ve done the bare hands on a hot pan before. I’m pretty sure I can guess what words you used. I probably used some of the same ones :) Ohh, finally, someone else who calls them Russian Tea Cakes! Most everyone else I know calls them something else.

    Friday, I came home from work and got ready to shop. I spent hours shopping and still have two more gifts to buy today :( Saturday, I got up and did some laundry and cleaning before my sister and her boyfriend got to town. We sat around the parents and had lunch. Mom made homemade chicken and noodles for dinner and my aunt and uncle came to visit too. Sunday, the parent, sister, her boyfriend and I went to the Art Museum. Then we came home and I made some caramel sauce for my mom. Sister and the boyfriend played Scrabble. I join in the next game. My sister won both of those. Then we started and third game before going out to dinner. When we came back, we finished our game. I won that one…barely. The sister and boyfriend are now on their way to Cleveland to spend some time with his family before coming back to the parents for Christmas.

    Happy Monday, witches!



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 12:18 pm · Link

    Dru, the snow pics are beautiful! It looks so charming it ALMOST makes me wish I lived where it snows!

    The quilt is amazing, and so are you!

    My hands are starting to heal, thanks!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 12:21 pm · Link

    B.E. fudge is almost worth a burnt tongue :-) I was just plain stupid.

    You crochet? You guys all have such talent!

    That’s great that you got some writing done! I’m going to try today. It’s just been too much running around and too many distractions lately for me.

    I really like HGTV too!



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Val, congrats on your high school winning the championship!

    10 different kinds of cookies in one day is incredible! Bet you were tired!

    I still have a couple easy gifts to pick up–wish I was as done as you!

    The burns really hurt for the first two hours, but they are much, much better now. I just have to be very careful of infection. My oldest son asked me when I became a scatterbrain. I’m trying to remember why I had kids…



  9. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Oh Silver, I have done that! Hitting the hot over rack, and if you do it right, it kind of sticks. I hope your arms are feeling better! You’re not clumsy! I know exactly how tricky it is to move stuff around while doing six other things!

    I bet LG’s office folks love, love, love you! Those rolls really caught my eye this morning!

    Can’t wait to hear about Today’s Grand Adventure :-)



  10. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Dawn, I’m positive you guessed the words I used :-) They are excellent words for that kind of stupidity mixed with pain!

    Oh man, homemade chicken and noodles!I swear you guys are making me hungry.

    Glad to know you won that last game of Scrabble! Sounds like you had a great time with your sister and her boyfriend.



  11. Cecile
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Well, I promise not to make you hungry… for my whole weekend was spent on the road. Expect for Friday. It was our office Christmas party… Which hubby and I did not get home till around 3 in the morning… Then it was up at 10 to go shopping… we were on the road till 12 that night… We only a couple of hours at home. Then Sunday we were up at 930… on the road for 12 and did not come home till about 7, then had to drop Hafling Witch off at a boy-friends house to watch movies. It was to far to let her drive… then I had to go get her for 10… So I was on the road…. NO baking time for me. I am so jealous though of all the baking and hanging out time you all had with your family! I just felt this weekend was rushed in no time! Whew….
    Well those cookies and desserts look good enough to eat… So I am taking a few of them and heading into the lair for some down time, lol!!!!
    Have a great Monday everyone!!!



  12. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 4:20 pm · Link

    Cecile, you didn’t make me hungry, but you made me tired :-) You pack so much into one weekend! You really really deserve some down time. Are you going to get a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays?



  13. Alicia
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 7:58 pm · Link

    I have so done that too Jenn! Once while I was taking something out of the oven and I had not opened the oven door all the way and it began to close and STUPID me put my arm in the way so it did not slam shut….nice burn mark there for me!

    I am suppose to spend everyday from Thursday through Sunday with another part of the family….not sure how I feel about it yet.

    Happy Solice and if I don’t talk to you again Merry Christmas!



  14. Jen Lyon
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      · December 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Alicia, oh OUCH! That would really hurt! I could see doing that as a reflex. I bet that was a painful burn.

    I hope the family days turn out to be pleasant and fun. This time of year can bring all that old stuff.

    Same to you if I don’t talk to you–Merry Christmas!



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