Quicky this morning. Like the rest of you, my task list is overflowing as we near the Christmas chaos. I’m a cookie fanatic, which means I have to add an extra hour (or six) of exercise during December. (Et tu?)
A couple of good links to help in you daily life. First, a truly fantastic bit of winter gear for those who hate to be stuck inside even when the sidewalks are icy, Get A Grip Traction Aides:
I know. Like something you’d find on late night television, right? But I was aggravated that I couldn’t go to certain trails in the winter, and bought them for that. And then realized how great they would be for walking the dogs (who have their own built-in spikes) on icy days. Slip on and off running shoes or boots. Great stuff and a steal for $10, and keeps you safe on winter streets.
On a completely different note, get thee hence to Gourmet Magazine’s website, where they have the best cookie recipe of the year 1940-2008. Many, many wonderful cookies, but it’s also intriguing from a food history angle. Warning, I spent quite a long time here, printing recipes to try. If you try some of them, come back and tell us how they are.
So, make the cookes, then slap on your boots and get out for a brisk winter walk. Then come back and post a recipe you love in the comments. My favorite Christmas cookie is Angel Slices from The Joy of Cooking. What’s yours?