Thursday, December 10, 2009

This is it

The "too sweet to contain all the goodness" post =)

First off, my friend's son

Then we've got a pile 'o ready to exchange treats

Pizza Topping Leftovers

Leftovers from another direction (Chelsey's punch was a hit, too!!)

Let's get to the good stuff...
First up, Chelsey's Saskatoon Berry Mini Tarts
(all treat names made up by yours truly!)

Next we've got
Donna's Divine Cranberry & Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
and Jordana's Chewy Chocolate & Coconut Crave-worthy Cookies

Dori's Delectable Fudge
(the saddest part, to me anyways, was that Dori's diabetic,
so she's not used to a lot of sweets and she couldn't even
stand to eat her fudge as it was too sweet for her!
Thankfully, her husband and I will take care of that for her.
That's what we're here for. We're good that way.)

Palmer's PB Cup Cookies
(in my oh so original ziplocs since I refused to leave my house on the weekend)

Shelly's Rolls o' Love Rolo Cookies
(Shelly & I had the same brilliant storage idea, I see!)

Lisa's Lucious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brennsi Brittle
(Brenna named it herself - this is the only title I can't claim credit for)
Also, at the top left, Grace's Goodness Gracious Goodies
(amazing what a pretzel, rolo and pecan can do for the tastebuds)
and in the top right, Jocelyn's Leftover Candy Cookies
(which freaking rock - what a wonderful idea to use those mini toblerones, hershey kisses, etc)

Bonnie's Tantalizing Tarts (butter & mincemeat)

Scrumptious Skor Bars by Jennifer
(that's what they tast like to me, anyways....yummerific!)

Gingeroos by Querida
(They're the chewiest, softest ginger cookies,
so MrP was more than happy to eat a hefty serving)

And in this box....
(which wouldn't stay shut - all the goodness popping out,
but making me much less grumpy than my dough follies)

all the deliciousness of...

Mint Nanaimo Bars!
(they even kinda match my teapot!)

What a wonderful bunch of treats. Too much deliciousness for one post....I know!!
Imagine how my thighs feel, being forced to endure all this for breakfast =)

Finally, my humble opinion on Invictus. We got a screening pass for this movie from one of MrP's coworkers who has an 'in' somewhere and since I'm always up for a free movie (and had seen the preview and wanted to see it regardless), we went last night.It's phenomenal. This true story is one that I hope everyone has a chance to see. Based on the book "Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation" by John Carlin, it's about the newly elected Mandela in his racially and economically divided South Africa post apartheid. Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon were incredible. Go check it out. Do it Friday! =) 
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  1. Hmm, it's hard to have morning coffee and look at all those treats!! Agony!! I tell you!! All my favourites :) I need to start one of these parties!! Good to know about the movie...we saw the trailer when we saw Blind Side and it looks fantastic :)

  2. Yummy times! Sounds the your evening was a huge success!!

  3. Looks like you all got to leave with a wonderful assortment of goodies :D Question is, how many have you alrdady eaten LOL! Nothing beats good times with good friends. Thanks for the tip on them movie. Do a few minutes/reps at the gym for me as you work off those cookies ;D

  4. Ok now that my screen is wet from me drooling, what a wonderful assortment and fun time you must have all had.What a wonderful idea.Thanks for sharing

  5. It sure does look like a smashing hit! YOu guys must have had a terrific time! I'm so jealous of the fun time you did have. I don't have anything planned until after the 21.
    Kim xXx

  6. Morgan Freeman is one of my all started with the Shawshank Redemption.

    All those goodies and food are making me hungry. I just remembered I didn't have breakfast....I know! I know! the most important meal of the day

  7. I so want the recipe for those Scrumptious Skor Bars!!! I would gladly live with the weight gain to taste all that yummy goodness!

    I think I am gaining weight just looking and reading this post!

  8. Oh yummy, I wish I knew someone that would bake me something. I love to cook but baking is not my thing. I bet that was fun

  9. wow, it looks as if you had a fabulous time, your son's little boy is so adorable....Merry Christmas...have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  10. Great pictures of EVERYTHING! Thanks for sharing the fun with all of us. Have a great weekend!

  11. oh I heard about this party from Dori.... wow! I gained 5 lbs just looking at the yummy picts Tanis!


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