Yes. I know that it’s 97 degrees outside,along with being miserably humid. So this is an excellent time to bring up an outreach idea.
(think of this like Hallmark Channel flick,but with jackboots)
Decorating Christmas cookies with colored icing is an ancient and honored custom if you’re of German ancestry. It was an annual ritual in the Texas Hill Country when I was a kid,and the tradition hasn’t totally died out.
This last year,when the clan was all clubbed up to decorate cookies,I had a brainstorm. I grabbed some extra cookies,some spare colored icing,and some other odds and ends.
I then took all of this to a local nursing home,dumped it in the day room,and told the residents to have at it. And was amazed at how those little old ladies swarmed those cookies and did great jobs decorating them.
So I plan on doing it again this year. The cash outlay is minimal,the cooking skill level is minimal,and the sheer amount of enjoyment some old folks (Our old folks!) got out if it makes this a worthwhile way to spend a weekend afternoon.