Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's Arrived!!!!!!!!!!

I'm talkin' about the holiday season...in full force.  Which means numerous trips to the post office, rushing to finish last minute projects and...BAKING! I finished a couple of pillow cases for my grandson's and I think they are really cute.  Feeling kinda good about my skills...but then...there is cooking...or more specifically...baking.


...I was invited to a cookie exchange.  Which meant I had to bake 6 dozen cookies.  For those of you who are just experiencing the Woolie during the holiday season for the first time...you are in for a treat.  There is no greater chaos than me baking.  As you can see from my kitchen...we are talking Def-con 4!!!!!!!!!!  I chose a recipe off of pinterest, cherry/chocolate cookies.  The problem began when I realized I forgot to buy the Hershey Kisses and almond extract.  Back to the store.  Then once I started I realized I only had bread flour.  Bread flour??? I don't even bake bread!  What they hey...I used bread flour for the cookies.  Then HH came home from work and dived right in to help...he made me a Spanish coffee!

 

The first 2 batches look pretty...but after a taste test...humm it was bread flour.  Is there a difference? Yes!  By batch 3 I remembered...oh yeah, I bought regular flour...oye vey.  And, by the end of the baking session my fingers were red from the cherries and I decided to mix up the bread flour cookies with the regular flour cookies...shhhhh....no one will know.  I need to get back to quilting...this I know.


 Now, you had better head over to  Kim's Big Quilting Adventure!  she is selling bags of wool scraps!!! I'm heading over so hope to see you there!