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All right mamas here are the details. All are welcome so please join us even if you have never met any of us or you live in PDX!

Holiday Cookie/Treat Exchange and MNO
Sunday, December 14
6:30 to 8:30 pm
AllisonK's house
Please RSVP by posting here, PM, or call me!

What to bring:
4 dozen homemade cookies or treats
a snack, appetizer, hors d'oeuvres to share
a container large enough to bring 4 dozen cookies home

Cookie Rules:
Cookies should be baked at least 2 days prior to the get together. This way they have time to set a bit and hopefully will not crumble under the handling, transporting, etc.

Whatever you make should freeze well or last until after the holidays.

Treats should be homemade. But we all know things happen and if its a choice between you not coming or buying something then buy it. We would rather see you there!

I will keep a post in the second post of this thread of who is coming and what they are bringing to snack on.

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AllisonK: Maybe soup or something more dinnery since thats dinner time

Meenajo

Jessie: Spinach dip because you have no choice to bring anything else

Amy

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Courtney

Nicole

Luli

Mackenzie

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Me too! :

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I'll be there! I know what I want to bake, even.
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I'll be there! I know what I want to bake, even.
hey pssst spinach dip

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hey pssst spinach dip
I think I can do that!
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hey pssst spinach dip
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Okay so...I can't guarantee they'll last two days in this house prior to bringing them over...but I promise at least they'll be cooled off. LOL

I'm in! YUM!
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are babes in arms welcome?
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are babes in arms welcome?
OF COURSE!!! Nomy will be here and she is not exactly a babe in arms anymore but she's a babe on boob.

So yes of course little babes are welcome!

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OF COURSE!!! Nomy will be here and she is not exactly a babe in arms anymore but she's a babe on boob.

So yes of course little babes are welcome!
LOL! I'll see if I can swing it!
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I can come, woohoo!

I think i'll bring homemade carmel corn.

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Does it have to be 4 dozen of one thing or could I make 2 dozen of one thing and 2 dozen of another?
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Does it have to be 4 dozen of one thing or could I make 2 dozen of one thing and 2 dozen of another?
thats what i was planning as well.

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Does it have to be 4 dozen of one thing or could I make 2 dozen of one thing and 2 dozen of another?
Nope. Make whatever amount of things you want. When we exchange we will put all the treats on a table and each stand around the table in front of a plate/container then each take 6 or so then move over one spot to the next plate and take 6 (or whatever # we decide) and so on and so on around and around until all the cookies are gone off the plates and in our take home containers. If all goes as planned we should each have 4 dozen when we are through. Or less, as Luli mentioned a while ago only taking some for herself to hide as her son has allergies.

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I have to hide stuff as I have 2 kiddos with wheat and egg allergies (among many others). Don't feel too bad for them though, they will get lots of gluten free egg free treats this holiday.

So, is it too late for me to come too? Can I bring Tru? I'll bring an appetizer but I need to think about what.

Oh, and does any one have a nut allergy? Just checking.

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One more quick question can you freeze cookies? Just checking seems like something that would be fine but I've never tried it. I think the husband and myself can work our way through 4 dozen cookies
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Yes please come luli! We are kind of planning MNO at the same time so keeping it to babies. Nicole might come and will be bringing her babe (who is gosh I don't know 3 months? ) and Nomy will be here who is 9 months.

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One more quick question can you freeze cookies? Just checking seems like something that would be fine but I've never tried it. I think the husband and myself can work our way through 4 dozen cookies
Yep some kinds freeze better than others though. You can also freeze fudge and brownies and other nummy treats! My Grandma always puts out a plate of frozen treats and they are usually eaten before they thaw.

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Random question--Allison, where are your kids going to be? Is Joe taking them out?

I don't think I'll bring R--the 14th is the night before my big Bday so I'm counting it as a present to myself

I'm still thinking about what to bring for the appetizer. I made some yummy red pepper jelly last year that was good w/ cream cheese and crackers, but I'm not committing to that quite yet (mmm baked brie would be so nice!)

My cookies are itty bitty so I'll probably bring 6-8 doz.

I'm excited about our big RSVP list, it'll be nice to see so many people! We totally need to commit to at least quarterly MNOs...

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Allison, Tru is a baby

Yep, most cookies, quick breads, muffins and fudge freeze pretty well. I might make some truffles if I can summon up the energy to roll all those balls. Or I might do lemon bars. Or fudge. I haven't decided yet.
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Or maybe whipped shortbread. Those turned out really well last year.
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I just read the guest list and cracked up! I guess I AM bringing spinach dip {I would have anyway, just because it's easy and tasty I'm glad you all like it, since it's what I always bring!}
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I'm excited about our big RSVP list, it'll be nice to see so many people! We totally need to commit to at least quarterly MNOs...
Definitely! After we move I'll host one. I will finally have room to invite people over!
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Joe is thinking about taking the kids bowling but not sure yet.

Joe wants to make jam and chocolate thumbprints. Kind of funny as he apparently decided he is doing the baking for this. Umm you don't bake. I might make fudge too but not sure.

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Uh oh. Ana is really mad at me for going to a party without her. She said, "Why is it just for moms? I'm a mom, I want to go!" I told her I would bring her home cookies and that made her a little less mad.
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I haven't even said a word to the kids. Eric knows cause he's gonna make the cookies for it. cause he's the designated cookie maker in the house.

and i realized that I'm not on the list. so I'll be there with cookies and something else to eat. :

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weather permitting...snow is in the forecast. so might not be a good idea for me to drive...

if i make it, i'll be bringing peanut butter blossom kisses...

allergies???
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Hey Ladies,

I'm bringing buckeye's, they are a bit of work but very tasty and they freeze well. I haven't decided on an appetizer yet.

Allison can you pm your address so I know where to go? My computer has been acting kooky so I want to get it before it crashes completely and I have no idea where to go.

Thanks,
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luli pm'd you

does anyone else need my address?

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