I sat down yesterday and planned not only our menu for the second half of the month but also my baking/making menu for the remainder of November. I've told several friends and family about my holiday challenge, all agree with me that I must be slightly looney to do this but made sure I knew they would be more than happy to take some of the goodies off my hands. I do think it will be fun and challenging. I like to bake and little man likes to help. We popped into Dollar Tree today and I bought two baskets (for delivering goodies to my family, I will just ask they return them each week for a refill), holiday themed cupcake liners and goodie boxes. Last week i purchased holiday themed goodie bags so I have a few of those on hand. For the next two and a half weeks I tried to make sure there was a good variety of cakes, cookies, pies, muffins and snack items so that it wouldn't be too much of one thing at t time. Really, who needs a whole week of cakes and pies? I'm sure it would taste yummy but would be really hard to eat it all, even with help.
Beginning Monday I will start my 6 weeks of baking. Since I am already baking Friendship bread every 3-5 days I am allowing that to be my baking for those days. I'm actually really excited about this. There are recipes that I have wanted to make but keep putting off as well as things that my husband wants from his childhood.