The insanity known as 'the Christmas baking'. Unlike other years, I haven't made a list of baking to be done, gone off, and spent $100 on supplies, and holed up in the kitchen for a week of insanity. This year, between three-year-olds, health shit (endocrinologist appointment tomorrow, pain doc Friday), crazed knitting (almost done with the first sleeve), and did I mention, a three-year-old, the baking is going to be scaled back significantly. I'm aiming for one batch of cookies a night (doable, and a good break from knitting all day, for my hands). As for supplies, I'll buy them as I go. If I decide to make lemon truffles, I'll go to the store and buy a lemon and some white chocolate. And so on.
Last night, I made almond cookies. Tonight I'm doing a double batch of toffee-chip shortbread cookies. Tomorrow night will be Goddamn Holiday Snickerdoodles (an official name). They're regular snickerdoodles, with cinnamon mixed into the dough and rolled in red or green colored sugar. Anyone need/want the recipe?
Instead of the usual twenty pound bag of flour I usually get, I'm going to get a five pound bag like normal people and just buy more if I need it.
Last night I killed my Sideswipe. Ripped the silicon flaps right off. I am not amused.
Anyone seen that recipe for ginger bars?
(And there's REALLY nothing to report. I'm doing nothing but sitting around, knitting, with an occasional break to bake or read. Whee.)