Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Sanity Savers from Glad - You Know You Need Them! #GladfortheHolidays

Ready to start my holiday baking
They say the older we get the more quickly time seems to pass. I'm not sure if it's my age or just the chaos that has been this fall, but I have to say time has passed way more quickly this past few weeks than I would like.

Our eye doctor called the other day to remind me Boo and I are both overdue for a check-up. So I opened my calendar to make the appointment, and suddenly, out of nowhere, it was the middle of December! Christmas is next week, people! How did that happen? And today I realised that tomorrow is my last day to myself until some time in early 2016. Holy crow.  I have so much to do, and so little time. Time to panic.

Of course, if I'd stuck to my plan and gotten my prep done when I was supposed to, I wouldn't be in this situation. I just let things get away from me, and now I'm playing catch-up instead of relaxing with my egg nog. One day I'll learn,

gingerbread cookies prep
One of the many important activities of my holiday season - baking!
What I should have done, for instance, is start my baking in late November. There are so many recipes for cookies and squares that can be prepared in advance and frozen, either before or after baking. I have my girlfriends coming over for brunch on Saturday, and we're doing a cookie exchange. I'm expected to make my chocolate rum balls, naturally. And those freeze really well. They should be sitting in my freezer in pretty, holiday-themed freezer bags, waiting to be taken out and rolled in sprinkles Saturday morning. But no. I'll stay up late Friday night and make them then.

And I will likely still present them in freezer bags once they are rolled and ready. Glad has really cute, limited-edition, holiday-themed storage gear this season, so it's great for gifting baked goods.

The collection includes festive zipper freezer bags, Press 'n' Seal food wrap, and two sizes of food storage containers. Use them to store or gift your baked goods, seal up leftovers, or send dinner guests home with some of that leftover turkey and stuffing. I do like to have a few Glad food containers on hand when I'm entertaining - there are only so many leftovers I can deal with, and I am always happy to send them away with someone in a container they don't have to return. Adding the festive touch with a seasonal container is a bonus.

cookies in festive Glad container
The designs include warm mittens, snowmen, and evergreen boughs. So cute!
My holiday sanity level currently is pretty low, but I hope to be all settled away and ready by no later than December 23. Think I can do it? I think so. I am very good at letting go of a few details as the eleventh hour approaches. And maybe one year I'll be prepared in advance, like I always plan to be, and then nothing will have to fall by the wayside. For the record, this year's lost cause is the Christmas cards. I have pretty much everyone I would send a card to on Facebook anyway, so I will wish them all well there instead.

If you are looking for some ideas to save your own holiday sanity (and really, who isn't?) head over to They share some excellent tips and tricks to make things a little easier. For instance, did you know a couple of marshmallows will keep your brown sugar soft? Just toss them on top of the brown sugar in an airtight Glad container. And you can prepare your baked brie in advance, then freeze, carefully sealed in Glad Cling Wrap inside a Glad freezer bag. When unexpected guests arrive you can have baked brie on the table in about 15 minutes. Check out the site for these and more ideas!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by GLAD. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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