Sanity Savers

Today’s Mistletoe Make and Bake
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There is no such thing as……Holiday Sanity Savers, but I will give it a try.

Get up an hour earlier or stay up an hour later every day… that will add one work day to your week.

Make lists for EVERYTHING. You may not be able to get it all done but at least you will be able to sleep. “They” say if you write things done it frees your brain from trying to remember it for you. (Your brain usually does this about 3:00 a.m.)

Don’t worry about finding all the presents you have hidden. Your kids will love the surprises when you come across the gifts in February.

Do not allow Santa to bring any gifts that say, “Some Assembly Required.”

Buy your own gift, wrap it very poorly, put a gift tag from your husband. Open it, act very surprised and  gush greatly. I am sure “he” thinks one of the kids did that for him. Works every time!

Don’t over scheldule! I finally learned not to set myself up for unrealistic expectations. The best things happen when unexpected.

Sanity Saver tied in with the recipe listed below.
CLICK HERE for printable version of recipe.

 When baking you must double the alcohol in any recipe. Do not put it in the recipe.
Drink it while you are cooking. I often add this to my Sonic Route 44 drink cup and
no one knows why mom is in such a good mood.


  1. harleywife57 says:

    too funny ! thanks for putting everything into perspective ! remember the old days when the ladies didn't talk about what they had to do ??? I think it's because we discovered adult beverages and enjoy them more than previous generations !

  2. Kathy B. says:

    Loved your comment about doubling the alcohol! (I get tipsy just from the smelling the alcohol!) I also make lists, but it's the actual act of writing that I remember, because I always misplace the list! Thanks for sharing!

  3. gmp says:

    Love the baking tip (about doubling the alcohol)! Thanks for sharing this recipe. My Mom used to have a similar one, but I couldn't find it in her recipes. So, I will be eager to try this one.

  4. Karen says:

    Love the recipe! I am forever finding the gifts I hid in the next year but they make great birthday gifts and I don't have to go shopping again! Years ago I would make cheese fondue 1/2 cup wine in the fondue a cup of wine for me! Now I have migraines and can't do that anymore. Thanks for sharing your sanity saver/recipe – this is so much fun.