I know, I know, I’m overdue it seems as always with my blog! But I sit here now, ready to update it! I’ve started my new job, been at it for already a week now…it’s not that bad, just a bit dull at times, but this is only temporary! Hopefully soon I’ll be embarking on some different projects. But to be honest, I really don’t mind going to work. Trust me, I’ve had several jobs where I DREAD going to them, and this is not one of them. I treat the job that I have now with a lot of respect.
Anyways, getting to what I love doing–being in the kitchen! I realized as I walked down the baking aisle the other day, that it’s my most favorite aisle of the whole grocery store! I love looking at all the different kinds of spices for sale, or the different types of flour on sale…I’m surrounded by pie fillings, marshmallows, and chocolate chips! In the baking aisle, how can life be unhappy? Ha.
This weekend I baked Sweet Potato cookies, which turned out more like mini-scones, which I thought were interesting. As my mom put it, they’d be great with coffee or tea! I’m on the fence about them however, as to whether or not I’d make them again…Hmm….I also baked my grandfather a surprise! It was my Saturday baking project–a Black Forest Cake! Mmmm…I’d never made one before, and I knew that I wanted to make one that was small and yet enough to enjoy for a while. So in a loaf pan it was! The original recipe called for 2 8 inch pans, and I halved the recipe, and it fit perfectly in my loaf tin! Success! Sadly, I do not have any pictures of my delicious and beautiful two-layered baking wonder, but it remains in my memory, alas.
My grandfather was so cute–he called me to tell me how much he LOVED my cake! And how he was going to enjoy it each night for several nights to come! Ah, that was just so cute! I put a lot of love into that cake, as I do with anything that comes out of my kitchen or made by my hands. In addition to writing, it’s one of the ways I know best to express myself.
Ok, now for some pictures! Yes, some much needed pictures!