Sunday, December 9, 2018

PBS Cookie Swap

I don't believe that I shared the event my daughter-in-law and I attended several months ago at our local (one hour and forty five minutes away) PBS station. They were premiering the last PBS episodes of the Great British Baking Show and were having a viewing party prior to the first episode featuring a cupcake baking contest! We had such a good time and when the station introduced a Holiday Cookie Swap party prior to the showing of the final PBS Great British Baking Show Master Class, Christmas edition - I rounded up the whole crowd!

I rounded up two daughters, two daughter in laws, a granddaughter and one of my co-grammas, my oldest daughter's mother in law. Four of us, plus my newest 5 week old grandson made the trek while three of them live in the area. Our tickets allowed us to sample coffees from a coffee cart, treated us to two cookies (since we did not actually participate in the swap) and enjoy the big screen presentation of the Master Class with Paul and Mary. 
 Since we had an almost two hour road trip and the event started at 6:00 p.m., I packed Christmas boxed lunches for our journey.
We really cleaned up on the door prizes. Everyone had entered their names and the first winner was my co-gramma, who won the Milk Street cookbook. Next was my daughter in law, who also won a cookbook, Cooks Holiday Entertaining from America's Test Kitchen. The third winner was someone from another table and the fourth winner was my granddaughter who won a t-shirt. And, if you can believe it, the fifth and final ticket for the grand prize was me. I asked that they re-draw for the large book (I am not even sure what it was) since it is a little ridiculous for one table to win every prize LOL. 

Miss Merry