Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Let the Cookies Bake!

Today Little Man and I  made our first batch of cookies!  We made Snickerdoodles!  We had a little spill in the beginning, but it was fun.  After I assisted him in pouring all the ingredients into my mom's Kitchen Aid Mixer instead of locking it (it's the only switch he's allowed to touch) he turned on the mixer and some of the dry ingredients went all over the table.

I thought it was funny and he was shocked by it.  Right now he's napping and I'm planning on making the dough for more cookies and that way he can help me tomorrow make them.  I also want to make some brownies that are safe for Precious Butterfly.  I'm still deciding on how I'll make them and which ingredients I'll use so that it's safe for her.

This year we are planning on giving cookies to some of our neighbors just because they are so nice, especially the older couple that live below us.  They love hearing the kids run around and the occasional bangs from falls and stuff being dropped.  They say it reminds them of being at home; they even invited us down to their place for hot chocolate sometime.  I think once we're done baking all the different cookies, we'll be giving them some.

So that was today's adventure for baking so far...until tomorrow!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas is on it's Way!

Unfortunately a cold virus has hit our home and I am the last one to get it.  I am hoping to feel better within the next day or a result I haven't been doing much with the kids.  When they don't feel well, it's hard to get anything done.  Now that Little Man is feeling much better we can continue with projects and baking!  I've borrowed my mom's Kitchen Aid Mixer.  I don't have my own and to mix the batters with the hand mixer or even by hand is too much work and it prevents Little Man from participating.  Tomorrow starts the baking in this house.  We've got a lot to bake and only this week to do it, that is for the cookies.

Now what to make, well, that's easy.  I plan on doing the traditional cut-out sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, "Grinch" cookies, chocolate crinkles, and hopefully a few more.  Depends on how long it takes to get those done and if I can decide on which recipes I want to use.  Pinterest has a lot of great ideas and I've been pinning like crazy with stuff I want to do.  I still have to finish the kids' hand prints and get those ready to ship to Florida.  I don't want to miss my deadline.  I need to go and finish, but tomorrow I'll post what we're up to and our plans for the rest of the week.  Have a good night all!