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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Oh What a Day!

Our kitchen has been transformed into a bakery over the past couple of days, because Abbey (with the help of Manya) has been working to fix our annual Christmas Appreciation Meal for my team at work. The best team in the world, might I add.

Last week, Abbey eagerly ripped into a package from It was her "The Pioneer Woman Cooks" Cookbook. She was so excited to get it because she LOVES The Pioneer Woman. So much so, that she and Manya headed down to Green Hills Mall tonight to get Ree Drummond (the pioneer woman) to sign their cookbooks.

The girls worked really hard making cinnamon rolls from Ree's cookbook.

They were labor intensive.

Did I mention they were labor intensive?

A bit messy, but that is sort of Abbey's cooking signature.

Reed worked hard being cute, wait, that's not hard is it?

The "rising" rolls.

I think Reed was going for some artistic pose in this picture with carefully placed laundry detergents. I think it was supposed to be some sort of "statement" or something. You know, this generation is all about its causes.

Reed doing yoga while the ladies cooked.

The baked rolls.

The icing is yummy and is infused with espresso.

This morning, Reed was eager to have a cookie.

And now for today's menu:

Christmas Tree biscuits with country ham.

Quiche Lorraine (I'm not sure how to spell Lorraine.)

Sausage Roll-ups and Orange Zest Muffins

Grit Casserole and Blueberry French Toast

Parmesan Crusted Tomatoes

Not Pictured:

Stratford Cookies
Apple Cider
Orange Juice

The Team:

Cheryl - Content Editor - She knows everything, literally! She's like She knows the answer to anything.

Trudy - Content Editor and Carpool Buddy - She's one of my Tennessee mom's. She keeps me in check at work and home.

Andy - Graphic Designer - He designs our magazine and does a great job. He's easy to work with and has a good eye for out of the box design.

Jessica - Graphic Designer - Jess is the designer for the curriculum. She has an incredible eye for design. I've been privileged to work with her since I started work with the publication and she never ceases to amaze me.

Alyssa - Production Editor - Alyssa was our unexpected blessing for the year of 2009. She works on every product and she does and incredible job.

Andrea - Honorable Mention - Andrea was our production editor before Alyssa. She was incredible and I loved working with her, but she was finishing up grad school and she had to start her career as a teacher. Thankfully, she trained Alyssa well!
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