Dear Papa Noel:

Santa, I know this is a very busy time of year for you , but I hope that it is not too late to make a request. It has been quite a while since I contacted you with a wish list (sorry I did not research prices for you like my brother used to when we were kids).

I desperately need a mixer.

You see, today I made butter cookies for Christmas. I’m sure you remember sampling them at our houses in North Carolina. Bill’s mom used to make them every year and they are his favorite so I try to make them each year for him.

Well, Santa, I don’t know if you bake much. You probably don’t need to. Butter cookies aren’t really too hard to make. I was sure the hardest part would be converting measurements and ingredients from English to French and vise versa. Turns out that was the easy part. What I hadn’t realized would be so close to impossible was creaming the butter and sugar together. See, in the United States, I had a big stand-up mixer. We left it in storage because Bill said the transformer would just burn out the motor on it, and I didn’t want that to happen. I figured I’d just buy a mixer here… but I haven’t gotten around to it yet because I’ve been hesitant to bake. (the conversions, small kitchen, my waistline… plenty of good reasons)

Now I know better. I need a mixer with one of those crazy lookin’ French plugs. Please.

The cookies came out just fine. The actual baking required one last conversion – Fahrenheit to Celsius. Kaitlyn added the red and green sprinkles. The dough was tasty and the finished cookies are yummy, too. I’m afraid this batch is for Bill’s office, though, Santa, and without a mixer I just don’t have the stamina to make more. We’ll buy you a cookie at one of the marches in Colmar where we’ll be for Christmas (you do remember that we’ll be out of town, right? I was sure I filed the appropriate paperwork with the elves to make sure you can find Kaitlyn).

And, Santa, if you can’t find a mixer – I could also use a waffle maker.

3 Responses to “Dear Papa Noel:”

  1. Brandon Sherer, esq says:

    You rock… Falgout & I are glued to this site… the new khaki… hah… ca marche! ca beigne! ca boum! Joyeux Noel!

  2. mandy says:

    you realize, i’ve ALWAYS rocked, you just were afraid to admit it.

  3. mandy says:

    Thank you, Santa Bill, for my mixer!

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