Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Baking with Friends

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers

This past week, I finally enjoyed an evening of baking with friends from work.  This was a tradition at the school where I taught in the early 80's.  It wasn't a cookie exchange, and there was no need to do anything ahead of time.  We just showed up at Sharon's house and baked all evening long.  We made several kinds of cookies and candy, ordered pizza, and enjoyed lots of fun and laughter.  At the end of the evening, everyone went home with a plate of home-baked goodies to share with friends and family.

It's hard to believe that I've spent more than 25 years hoping to host a baking party.  This year with a lot of help from my daughter, we managed to replicate this lovely tradition.  She sent out
e-vites, and friends were welcome to arrive as early as 4 p.m. I received a frantic call from her at 4 to come home from school because people were starting to arrive.  Friends were welcome to bring favorite recipes and some staple ingredients.  We baked for several hours, enjoyed soup for dinner, and ended our evening with a game of chicken foot.  Everyone left with a container of goodies.  It was a delight to share this evening with my good friends.  


  1. It looks like a very fun evening, Ramona. How great that you finally got your wish for this 'baking' night. Maybe next year?

  2. It was such a fun night! I'm glad I could help make it happen. :)

  3. What a great idea! Baking is always more fun when there are more hands to help. Sounds like you may have started a new tradition.

  4. Sounds and looks so fun!!!

  5. I enjoyed reading both versions of your slice. They each showed different glimpses into the same event. I am glad that you were able to recreate the tradition that you had such fond memories of from the past. Even though it was stressful, it seems like you were able to really enjoy it once you actually got home!