ANNOUNCING: Change is part of life, and apparently, it's part of blogging, too. As of September 5, 2013, I'm merging The Virtual Goody Plate with Disco Mom Takes on the World and whatever else may henceforth spill from my fingertips (and kitchen), into one great new blog. I hope you'll join me there in exclaiming, "THIS IS AWESOMELAND."

Monday, November 30, 2009

VGP Coming Tomorrow!

"The Original VGP" happened last year when I decided to make and post 31 different holiday goodies, one each day in December. It was super fun and turned out awesome. I started making and writing months ahead - 31 is actually a lot of goodies to make. I stocked up on butter, and was loving the month-long special on eggs at Safeway.

I was planning on it again this year - yeah, let's make goodies!!! Then I became pregnant and was laid out sick and hardly functional, much less baking, through the crucial months of September and October. November saw me with house guests the first week and a vacation the third week, so it wasn't looking good for thirty-one goodies on the blog in December.

But every problem has a solution. I only had to think a little to realize what it was. I contacted some of my favorite fellow bakers to see if they wanted to help. People stepped up. I sent them lists of recipe titles and they made their choices. I mailed and emailed recipes to Colorado, South Carolina, Massachussetts, England and Virginia, and received back photos and write-ups of such delectable caliber that I regretted not making them each myself. I had obviously chosen the right team.

So, starting tomorrow, you and I both have a month to look forward to. Make your goody plate list of friends and neighbors. Stock up on pretty holiday plates (mine are from the dollar store and after-Christmas sales last year), tins, ribbon, and plastic wrap (craft stores sell big cello bags that go over plates and baskets.) Invest in some aprons for your kids and maybe a new set of measuring cups. And get ready to get baking; this is the month to make everyone happy!

And just in case you can't wait for a new recipe each day, go visit December 2008 in my archives. By way of easy review, here are my Top Ten from last Christmas:

1. Chocolate Turtle Cookies
2. Jr. Mint Meltaways
3. Hazelnut Chewies
4. Peppermint Bonbon Cookies
5. Buried Cherry Cookies
6. Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Blow-out Cookies
8. Chocolate Chewies
9. Cranberry-Orange Pinwheels
10. Lemony Bonbon Cookies

1 comment:

Celeste Elaine said...

My write-ups are coming! I am making another recipe tonight for a RS Meeting, then I will get directly to work on sending you the write-up and photos!

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