Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran
The spirituality of our lives may or may not be the same, but if you Love your Higher Power and try to live with kindness...we have a kindred spirit.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This year's Baking Day was a Super Sucess!
Baking Day is over, and we baked several dozen cookies, and decorated Livvie's first Gingerbread house. I truly earned my nickname of Swedish Chef, during the construction of that house! But when it was finished, we all agreed it had been fun!
Grandma is super exhausted, grandpaparazzi needs to download the photos/ videos of the day so just this short update.
Lemon spritz cookies-melted in your mouth but still a flop because the cookie gun was having a bad day.
Gooey butter cookies - DELICIOUS!
Super sized sugar cookies - good but just big sugar cookies, no complaints from anyone
picture cookies snowmen and reindeer ala Pillsbury hey, they help fill up a cookie plate and add some zing. Nobody's gonna think I made these myself...
frosted bar sugar cookies simple and fun to decorate with Livvie...yes her hands were clean...all the way up to the elbow! :)
Still have gingerbread train cookies to make for Papa, and Mexican Hot Chocolate cookies with chile in the mix... an experiment, but maybe a repeater next year.
Jen has a couple more she wants to make too.
Missed Stash Sisters, and wished for not the first time, I had a clone. But the clone would never get to do the family part. Hope I remember today when I'm in the home or heaven!
Hmmm, the directions didn't say anything about this.... would you have evicted the home builder(me) about then?
Jen called this one the money shot! LOL this was after the "royal icing" had made a puddle in my hand out of the top of the bag.
When all was said and done, it stayed together and we had a great time putting on the candy, frosting, and sprinkles.
Jen our beloved daughter who put up with all the craziness and mess sent these pictures of the construction and final gingerbread house. This wasn't her first rodeo with my creativity and excess of confidence. In the end it usually does turn out fine. Leap without looking into what you desire...
Remember the disastrous beginning and that the main decorator is less than 3 years old and I'm sure you'll agree it was a miraculous finish. ♥ If not, remember beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder...