Sunday, December 21, 2008

Three days before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse ( ok, the hamster may be up, but they are nocturnal , you know).
I sat in my chair , computer in lap ( along with three chihuahuas)
While everyone else was deep in a nap.
The dogs all piled up, sighing and snoring.
My cats were elsewhere, they found me too boring.
I studied and looked , over recipes I pondered.
"What to send to Bristol?" I sat there an wondered.
"Send me a recipe"....I wrote on my pad.
Maybe this way, it won't turn out bad.
I need something simple, easy to haul.
It has to be packable, not too big or too small.
I have in mind cakes and other delights.
At the rate that I'm going I'll be up all night.
So send me some ideas to look at and savor,
Then when you are in need, I'll return the favor.

I'm serious....I need ideas for tried stuff that is easy to carry on a 9 hour car ride. I am thinking this rules out any thing with frosting or whipped cream ( dang it) and I just am NOT baking a bunch of cookies. Cookies make me jumpy. Too much timing involved.
Anyway, if you have a favorite that would be easy to pack up and could stand a ride on the chuckwagon for 9 hours, send it to me. I need all the help I can get.


Betty said...

Wow, you have been busy posting...I love all the pictures, the random acts, your cute Christmas poem.

I'm no cook; however, I have a friend who does some pretty amazing things in the kitchen. If you are interested in her recipe for easy cakettes, go to and check our her posts on December 17 (pictures) and December 18 (recipe) and December 22 for how they packaged them for gifts. I think they are such a cute little idea and would travel well.

Merry, merry.

Lisa said...

Thanks.....I'll take a look!