Monday, December 24, 2007

A pile of pizzelles

To get ready for Christmas, I made a bunch of pizzelles with the pizzelle maker I got at our White Elephant gift exchange last year. Here's me making pizzelles last year:

I don't have any pictures of me making pizzelles this year because you really can't beat last year's picture, can you? No. Instead, here are some pictures of the pizzelles I made this year.

P.S. My White Elephant streak of awesomeness remains intact. This year I got two bottles of wine (!). It was the second best gift available, the first best being a bottle of vodka. We get a real assortment in our gift exchange. About 2/3 of the gifts were the kind of crap we intended to be featured in a White Elephant exchange, the other 1/3 were actually decent stuff.

Anyhow, I made the pizzelles because I hate baking. Thus, pizzelles are the perfect cookie for me to make because essentially you are making tiny waffles. I am good at waffle making, bad at baking. Then I had a cookie exchange, which used to be an annual Lisa tradition, now resurrected. It was smallish, but fun. Some people from work and a few other friends from various places, including Annie of blog fame. A good time was had by all.

Now my parents are here, they arrived on Saturday night in time for Brian's 35th birthday, which was yesterday. Wow, I am married to a geezer. My brother Jim and his girlfriend will arrive on the 28th, in time for Owen's birthday! Which I cannot believe is less than a week away. Wow.


Mémère & Grandpa said...

Yummm! Those pizzelles look wonderful. What flavor did you give them? I love vanilla, anise and almond. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. We surely did. Our kids gave us a GPS (Tom Tom) system. I guess that means we need to travel. Hope we get to do that in 2008. Happy New Year to you all.

donnah said...

please post the pizzelle recipe! i'm going to find a pizzelle maker on the christmas discount rack at target . . .

Annie said...

We used the pizzelles to make ice cream sandwiches... ohh, how lovely... Great, great party idea, girl - let's do it again, and this time, let me come help and/or bring more snackies so you don't get stuck making all the dips!