This past week has been a little on the crazy side. So, you’ll have to forgive me for the use of crappy iPhone photos in this post. I’ve been sort of living on the fly and it wasn’t the kind of week for toting a big girl camera around.
No real thrifting for me this week. I did however stop at a consignment store last week which is where I found the gorgeous crock you see above. It’s between 80-100 years old and was languishing on the shelf because it had a hairline crack in the back.
So, they slashed the price down to $17 to get rid of it. The moment I laid eyes on it I knew it would be perfect for my out of control utensil collection. Isn’t it amazing? The crock of course. Not the utensils.
I got a real late start this week with my holiday baking. It started on Wednesday night when Aidan decided to bake cookies for his friends and teachers which he was going to pair with a Starbucks gift card.
He started this project while I was out running errands. When I got home around 9:00pm, he was taking his first batch out of the oven. He asked me to take the first taste. Bless his heart, but he must’ve done something very wrong because they tasted like plaster.
At that point I sent him to bed and started from scratch. Three hours later he had edible cookies for his friends and teachers. The crap we parents do, I tell you.
Thursday night I started my baking for the rest of the kid’s teachers. I started with the no fail peanut butter Hershey Kiss cookies. Sort of a holiday favorite, right? And easy too! Usually.
Forgive me for what I’m about to say, but it’s the truth. Crass but true. My cookies came out of the oven looking like nipples. Cookie nipples. You know how when you get pregnant and your skin changes color and darkens in certain areas? Yeah, that’s what these cookies looked like to me.
I was horrified. I’ve baked some pretty complicated cookies in my time and they came out just fine. The one time I choose something simple they come out looking like this. Who wants to give teachers cookies that look like pregnant nipples? Gah.
The rest of my baking turned out just fine. I was especially proud of this recipe. I think it’s going to be a real hit. Who doesn’t love a good truffle?
I got really lucky and scooped up a ton of adorable Martha Stewart baked goods gift boxes at Jo Ann Fabrics for 70% off. If you are still baking and packaging gifts, you might want to make a quick run over to Jo Anns and see if they have any left. I just love the gingerbread house treat boxes. So stinkin’ cute.
Today I finish baking for the family and I haven’t even started wrapping gifts yet. Who started that tradition anyway?
How about you? Are you ready for the holidays? Did you do any baking? Distract me so I don’t have to wrap gifts.