My pile of holiday gifts doesn’t actually look this good. Its easy to stress about gifts. Will he/she like this? Should I be spending this much money? What if they get me away nicer gift than I get them? If you’re like me, you can easily talk yourself into getting everyone gifts and then stare at your empty wallet in shock and not know what happened. Generally I try to pick gifts that fall under one of these categories: something they need, something they may not need but will like and use, a surprise they will love (typically not an object), something inexpensive and silly/meaningful that will make them laugh/smile from time to time. Sometimes, when the stars align, all of those things come together in the shape of a perfect, shining gift. But usually they don’t. Sometimes I will automatically know what to get someone (either because they’ve mentioned it before or I just get a brilliant idea), but mostly I wander around until I see something that reminds me of them. Often when I’m short on cash/time/ideas and I want to show someone I care I’ll write them a card or default to the universal gift of love: chocolate.
Christmas is also the time for cookies and even though I made, frosted, and ate a lot of sugar cookies the other night with some lovely friends, I’ve also been snacking on some healthier cookies. And the best part is that it only takes 3 ingredients to make them.
Three Ingredient Cookies (ever so slightly modified from The Skinny Confidential)
- 2 bananas (the riper the better)
- 2 cups rolled/quick oats
- A handful of berries (I used cranberries and raspberries)
- OR a scoop of nut butter (I haven’t tried making them this way yet, but I’m sure they would be delicious)