Friday, December 19, 2008

Would You Like To Come In For A Cookie?

The annual neighborhood cookie swap was held earlier this month, courtesy of hosts extraordinaire McCheesy and McMeaty.


The concept of the swap is that everyone brings 5 dozen cookies to share with the group. In turn, you get to bring home a stash of goodies baked by others. My favorite turned out to be the Pinot Grigio cookie, which was served chilled in a beautiful white wine glass.  


McCheesy kept things lively with great food and wonderful conversation. And her cookie contribution this year was outstanding - a delicious lemon cookie sprinkled with gold flakes. I brought enough home to make a ring.


McMeaty served up a cooking lesson for the ladies. He showed us how to make a wonderful baked brie inside a pastry crust, sweetened with brown sugar. It was sooo good. I'm not much of a cook but I did learn a few things. For example, I leaned that I am absolutely clueless around a kitchen. Oh wait, I already knew that.

Everyone had a really great time. Thank you to McMeaty and McCheesy once again for such a fun event. You truly are the best neighbors anyone could wish for!

11 comments:

SassyFemme said...

Sounds like a fabulous time. I'm jealous that you've got such great neighbors. Generally all you see in my neighborhood is a half-hearted wave.

McMeaty said...

Glad you had a good time. All the credit goes to McCheesy. She is the mastermind of the annual neighborhood cookie swap. I just put together a few tidbits to suck up the alcohol. 13 people, 10 bottles of wine. Not too shabby for a Sunday afternoon. It wouldn't be any fun unless we had great neighbors like you and blondie.

Old Crone said...

I wish I could have come that Brie alone would be worth the trip. One of my favorite things to make my friends and I call "cheese crack" don't laugh, it is. You take goat cheese, slice it, put rasberry jam on it, and then a light sprinkling of curry powder. Serve with really good crakers...mmmmmm

So did you bake cookies??? What kind??

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CHEWY said...

Cookies!
I've had that baked pastry brie, it's delicious. So, what kind of cookies did you bring?

MLC said...

I love shiraz cookies myself! Looks like a great time.

John G. said...

MMMM that brie sounds awesome!

Ms. Creek said...

yes, sounds like a marvelous time and i would have LOVED to come taste the cookies...nobody would really want mine tho...seriously...lol great idea!

CHEWY said...

Hey CJ,
Have you eaten all the cookies already?
Merry Christmas!
I wish you good luck in the coming New Year.

Velvet Ginger said...

WOW! What a wonderful tradition all of you had, that community sharing and spirit is what makes our nation great!
Thank you for sharing it with us CJ!

Blondie said...

I love cookies. I love the cookie swap. I love 5 dozen cookies. I can't even imagine what we would do with 10 dozen cookies! I loved the Brie roll (yum). And I love our most favorite neighbors McMeaty and McCheesy. Ahhhhhh life is good! :)

Ronia Nash said...

"My favorite turned out to be the Pinot Grigio cookie, which was served chilled in a beautiful white wine glass. " - you crack me up!!!!