There has been knitting. Christmas socks.
And there has been uncharacteristic baking.
You all know my baking laments. But something changed this weekend. I was able to make gingerbread cookies that actually look pretty fair!
Truth: I used Krusteaz gingerbread mix.
Truth: it was much easier than buying all the ingreds.
Truth: There may have been more flour on the floor than on the cutting board.
Truth: it took all afternoon.
Truth: the new kitchen has infinitely more counter space than the old kitchen of 33 years and it seemed to make me less kookoo while baking.
Truth: the house smelled amazing.
Truth: I cheated with the icing. You can buy a writing icing: CakeMate makes the icing and it hardens in about an hour.
Truth: This box is going to my brother in law in Minnesota. He is a veterinarian so there are dog bones which are people bones actually , included.
Truth: I dreamed up packing them in coconut. I think its pretty brilliant.
Truth: that British baking show coupled with some holiday cheer and the gingerbread houses we saw, prompted me.
Truth : I ate more of the cookies than I should have. Less than I would have in past though.
Truth: I wish I could send you all a box. Everyone seemed to like the idea in yesterday’s prompt. Suffice to say if someone loves you enough to send you cookies they worked very hard to do so!