Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sanity Savers

Today's Mistletoe Make and Bake
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There is no such thing as......Holiday Sanity Savers, but I will give it a try.

Get up an hour earlier or stay up an hour later every day... that will add one work day to your week.

Make lists for EVERYTHING. You may not be able to get it all done but at least you will be able to sleep. "They" say if you write things done it frees your brain from trying to remember it for you. (Your brain usually does this about 3:00 a.m.)

Don't worry about finding all the presents you have hidden. Your kids will love the surprises when you come across the gifts in February.

Do not allow Santa to bring any gifts that say, "Some Assembly Required."

Buy your own gift, wrap it very poorly, put a gift tag from your husband. Open it, act very surprised and  gush greatly. I am sure "he" thinks one of the kids did that for him. Works every time!

Don't over scheldule! I finally learned not to set myself up for unrealistic expectations. The best things happen when unexpected.


Sanity Saver tied in with the recipe listed below.
CLICK HERE for printable version of recipe.


 When baking you must double the alcohol in any recipe. Do not put it in the recipe.
Drink it while you are cooking. I often add this to my Sonic Route 44 drink cup and
no one knows why mom is in such a good mood.

60 comments:

  1. I love your sanity saver comments! Will be sure to double the recipe!

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  2. My kids are older and they will now test my glass to see what it contains

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  3. Thanks for the recepie! And the funny tip!Lol!

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  4. OH, my, I love the tip for a "happy" mom. Bourbon Balls are a X-mas must - even better is you let them sit until New Years. Thank you for the morning laugh, will make the day.

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  5. I miss Sonic, but the bourbon balls might help

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  6. Your tips are great! These cookies sound great!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oooooohhh Lissa ... I'm getting to know so many new little things about you!!

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  8. I LOVE and live for lists. It keeps one organized and what fun it is to check your items off one by one!

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  9. Thanks for the recipe. This is so much fun seeing what everyone's tips are and of course the new foods to try.

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  10. Thanks for the recipes and the great tips. I write lists all the time - I just can't remember otherwise!!

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  11. I have a friend that used to do that with whatever her drink of choice was. Don't worry. I was driving! I'll have to make her a batch of these cookies, she'd love them.

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  12. too funny ! thanks for putting everything into perspective ! remember the old days when the ladies didn't talk about what they had to do ??? I think it's because we discovered adult beverages and enjoy them more than previous generations !

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  13. Loved your comment about doubling the alcohol! (I get tipsy just from the smelling the alcohol!) I also make lists, but it's the actual act of writing that I remember, because I always misplace the list! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. sound sreally yummy Can't wait to try Thank You

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  15. I like the part about doubling alchohol! Strictly medicinal, you know!

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  16. I want to be a happy mom:) The recipe sounds fantastic!

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  17. Love the baking tip (about doubling the alcohol)! Thanks for sharing this recipe. My Mom used to have a similar one, but I couldn't find it in her recipes. So, I will be eager to try this one.

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  18. Funny- I think I'll try your cooking with alcohol tip! Sounds like the best sanity saver of them all!

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  19. I like the wrapping your own gift-a bit harder when the kids are older though :).

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  20. I love making lists :) Sometimes I write stuff I have already done just so I get to cross something out already :)

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  21. Thanks for the recipe. Hubby loves burbon balls.

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  22. Thank you so much for the recipe, and the holiday tip!!!

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  23. Love the recipe! I am forever finding the gifts I hid in the next year but they make great birthday gifts and I don't have to go shopping again! Years ago I would make cheese fondue 1/2 cup wine in the fondue a cup of wine for me! Now I have migraines and can't do that anymore. Thanks for sharing your sanity saver/recipe - this is so much fun.

    http://karenstreehousequilts.blogspot.com/

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  24. I'm gonna make these with RUM! Thanks!

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  25. OMG, you are tooooo funny, girl! Love doubling the recipe idea...will do so...maybe even a triple?? LOL!!

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  26. How Funny is this!!! I am laughing so hard! Will have to get my own "Sonic" cup to get thru the holidays! Thanks for sharing. HUGS... and stitches

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  27. Thanks for the idea on doubling the recipe....love that!!!

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  28. Bourbon, baking and Sonic!! Sounds like a great day!! :)

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  29. Great ideas! You are too funny! Thanks.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  30. Cheers to you and your Sonic 44 Drink Cup! Now that's what I'm talking about......

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  31. Bourbon in the soda drink cup....why didn't I ever think to do that? Guess it's never too late...thanks!

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  32. I LOVE, LOVE this. I adore pecannuts. Thank you!

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  33. I'm so very glad to see that other mothers resort to the soda cup too :) :) Thank you for sharing!!

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  34. Everyone of those sanity savers is great! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love the recommendation for the alcohol! Now I can say someone else told me too ;)

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  36. Moda Lissa, you really are a happy cookie baker! Thanks for the recipes. ~Kathleen

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  37. Interesting tip for making these cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

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  38. I like your tip for using alcohol properly in recipes lol

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  39. The bourbon might be the best sanity saver yet. great recipe

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  40. That recipe is so good. Thank you.

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  41. HA! Love your comment about doubling the bourbon! Good advice:)

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  42. Love your sanity saving tips! Still laughing!

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  43. Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it.

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  44. Thanks for the recipe! AND the tip!

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  45. Great advice! Looks like a great recipe too! ;-)

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  46. YUMMY Cookies, thank you!

    SheilaC

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  47. Bourbon balls sound devine....Thanks for the recipe.

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  48. I love your suggestions. I'm going to wrap myself a gift this year, too. LOL. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  49. Darn!!! Wish I could take your hint about doubling the alcohol, but unfortunately my doctor won't let me (conflicts with my meds).

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  50. Love the suggestions! This was a great read to end my day.

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  51. Just call it a little hot toddy, heals everything

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  52. With regular double bourbon probably wouldn't care if had todos and a list! The recipe sounds good.

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  53. 'some assembly required'! I remember a few of those Christmas eves and they are best avoided!

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  54. I've never tried making bourbon balls before. Just might have to now.

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  55. Great ideas! I like to buy during the year and put the gifts in a big plastic tub so I don't forget where they got stashed!

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