Yesterday I came home to what seemed like a billion boxes stacked outside our front door! I was so excited to see what they all were! I knew a few were on their way, but I definitely wasn’t expecting so many to arrive all on the same day. A couple of them we aren’t allowed to open yet since they are Christmas gifts from our parents, but the others I tore right into!
Shayla and I decided to do a little “barter”! She sent me Biscoff Spread and TJ’s Cookie Butter in exchange for Cody’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, a muffin mix from a local bakery, and another little “surprise” that I can’t reveal since she hasn’t received her box yet! I haven’t been able to find the Biscoff Spread and we don’t have Trader Joe’s in Utah, so she came up with the barter idea. She’s brilliant and oh so sweet!
I immediately tore right into the Biscoff AND Cookie Butter to try them each out, and instantly fell in love! These are everything people have been saying about them and more - oh so amazing. I still don’t know which one I like better. I think I would say I like the taste of the Biscoff better, but I like the texture of the Cookie Butter better? I’m not sure though, that could change as time goes on.
We also got our annual box of goodies from my grandparents. They live in Wisconsin (where my dad grew up) and are cheeseheads at their finest! We got a big ol’ block of Gibbsville Colby Cheese, cheese curds, and string cheese. This is truly some incredible cheese, my friends.
My grandma also makes the BEST strawberry jam I’ve ever had. I could eat it by the spoonful. I’m not kidding. We got a jar of that which was definitely the highlight for me. I plan on hiding it so Cody can’t get his hands on it. ;) She also sent a mini loaf of her homemade zucchini bread – yum!
My grandparents also included some little treats that are already almost gone (oops!). There are chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, and peppermint bark. The chocolate covered pretzels are my favorite! I love the sweet-salty combination.
We received another box from my aunt and uncle! The box was filled with beautiful Harry & David pears, cheddar cheese, and mixed nuts! I can’t wait to dig into these pears. I don’t know if you’ve ever had these before, but they are like candy!
As you can see, quite the selection of goodies welcomed us home yesterday. I felt like Santa came early, and we got a pre-Christmas warm up! There’s no complainin’ here!
Do you live out of town? If so, do your family members ship presents to you?
What is your favorite homemade treat that is in your family?