One more week until Christmas! It’s crazy how fast this year is coming to a close. But let’s talk about this last weekend, which was pretty good.
Friday: We went to Turbo’s Christmas play and it was delightful! The kids were all so cute. Then we went to dinner and all had a wonderful time. We just talked, nothing special. The girls and I sat together, Wizard in the middle and and my two sons
hogged Turbo sat with Turbo. But I got hugs from him, so I let it slide I so appreciate the lowkey, easy going family dinner in the middle of all the holiday prep!
Saturday: I made cookies and made a mistake of only adding half the butter I’d taken out to one complicated recipe. Long story short, I nearly destroyed my neck, shoulder and down my right side trying to mix the melted butter, chocolate and sugars with the dry ingredients, and that’s when I realized what I’d done. At that point all I could do was melt the rest of the butter and try to fix it. For any bakers out there cringing, I know!! It’s changes the texture of the cookie and it’s wrong! So the cookies are a bit denser and more chewy, more of a mocha brownie texture, than a cookie. Once I got over being mad at myself, I accepted that the cookies may not meet my expectations but they are “good enough.” I was doing other stuff too, but it’s mostly boring — probably as boring as that story
Sunday: I made two doughs and baked one of them. All good, but I got distracted in the middle of one of the doughs when I was measuring the dry ingredients and Wizard came in from an errand. “There are horseback riders behind our house!” I stopped what I was doing, and both of us climbed on chairs like the dorks we are, to look out the window at the riders. There was about six or seven that I could see, and one guy had a kid on the saddle in front of him with a helmet on (I approve!) We watched the horses for a while. We don’t know the riders, but we’re trying to guess if they live up the hill where some ranches are. Anyway, I finally went back to my baking, and could not remember if I’d added the salt I was just ready to add when Wizard came in. I think I did — I hope I did! Have you ever tried to taste flour and baking soda to see if you added the salt?????? I really don’t recommend it, but I decided I had added it and kept going. Fingers crossed I made the right call!
Last night we went to dinner, because I needed a break from anything resembling kitchen duty
So that was my weekend, how was yours?