The conversation went like this on Wednesday.
Little L – “Mommy what are we bringing to school for my class for Christmas?”
Me – (Long pause) “What day is it today?”
Little L – “Wednesday”.
Me – (Things I can’t type that ran through my head) “Ok we’ll figure something out.”
Her last day of school before the Holidays is today. Above all things that I forgot, I forgot about the classroom treats. It’s not a necessity. I am sure no one would have been the wiser 10 years down the line if she didn’t bring any in. But at this social age this is like the equivalent of the empty brown paper bag on Valentine’s day taped to the side of your desk. I was all like “Yes I got a turkey on sale and I have my food and my baking stuff here!” and suddenly you’re staring at your kitchen going “Ok so they don’t allow anything with peanuts and there’s even a latex allergy so what to bring in?”
Store bought, peanut free candy canes from Allan. Done.
Except I had to wrap them. Yes I had to wrap them. Come on I couldn’t just send in just the candy cane. Because I think somewhere in my subconscious, the lunatic part of the crafting portion of my brain would have been like “Oh you know what they could have looked like but you just didn’t bother”. It would have driven me nuts.
So I printed up some laser labels, stuck and cut out their corresponding card stock and stapled them to the candy canes.
You know what kids love as much as candy?
I added bells. Her teacher is going to kill me.
That font on the tag FYI is called St. Nicholas. I think I was just looking for an excuse to find a new Christmas font to print up.
In order to prevent her teacher(s) from asking me why I gave her entire class objects to penetrate her ear drums, I made her this.
Mint vanilla chocolate fudge.
This was pre-planned. All ingredients were purchased before. Trust me I did not just whip up a batch of fudge the night before. Ok I’m lying I did but seriously this is easier than the Mock Skor Bars. Except for one little mishap that happened along the way. There is a great post coming up about the making of this fudge, the recipe behind it and the complete rescue operation of an entire batch of it. No it’s really great. I’ll teach you exactly what not to do and I have photos of evidence along the way. Mind you it tastes divine.
And gingerbread cookies. The kind where you taste the butter crispness melt in your mouth because they’re so good. I love Kraft recipes.
If you’ll excuse me, this week has been chaos. It is almost midnight as I’m writing this when I really should be sleeping. I do have a movie date this weekend with my husband with perhaps the greatest Christmas movie ever (aside from “Why you smiling like that?” “I just like smiling. Smiling’s my favourite!” – if don’t know where that’s from we can no longer be friends) while wearing the greatest Christmas shirt ever. It arrived last week. Nice.