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Happy Christmas!

Our Christmas got off to a great start on Christmas Eve morning, when Steve and I attended the first annual Frigid Five Fun Run. Donations were to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a $20 scored me a cozy new running hat. I ended up “winning” first female, and got a sweet homemade jingle bell medal.

The rest of the day was spent celebrating with family, and today will be more of the same as we head over to my mom’s house. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. And please Packers, please, let’s win tonight!


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Cake Mix Cookies

This morning I made the easiest cookies ever to bring to a Packer Party today (GO PACK!!)

Take one box of cake mix (I used Devil’s Food)

Mix in two eggs and 1/3 cup oil

Add mix in’s (I threw in a handful each of walnuts, craisins, white chocolate & dark chocolate chips)

Side note: I got this bag of the best chocolate chips on the planet at Costco for $9.99. The banana is there for size comparison.

Three and a half pounds of heaven in a bag right there.

Ok, back to the cookies. Mix everything together (I had to use my hands).

Drop onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a rack.

Go for a twelve mile run while the cookies are cooling, fantasizing the whole time about devouring several upon your return. (Optional)

Try not to eat too many so you have some left to bring to your party (also optional).

I sampled one just to see if it was good. It was. I sampled one more just to be sure. I am sure. Go make them.

Our first Christmas tree in the new house is all decorated. It’s getting mighty festive around here. If only all of the presents were already wrapped and under the tree, I would be all set.

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