Cookies and Confusion

3 Dec

Between yesterday and today I baked four batches of cookies, with two more made up and in the fridge.

Three of them were fairly simple, but one batch called for pistachio nuts. The only ready-to-eat nuts I could find were finished with sea salt – not exactly suitable for cookies – so I bought a bag of nuts in the shell. The Squire and I worked for about a half an hour to shell those blessed things, but a couple just weren’t budging, so the squirrels got them. They seemed to really enjoy them, too. I just hope they don’t think we’re going to do this often; that was a pretty pricey treat!

I was bragging here a few days ago that I had gotten all of our Christmas cards/invitations addressed, but then they got left in the Squire’s car and not mailed.  However, this was a blessing in disguise! When The Squire set up to send out a blanket email to the folks at church, he asked me if I had decided to only have the Open House for two hours instead of the usual four.

“Say what?”

“Well, you have it listed as 2 until 4. We normally do it from 2 until 6.”

So – we had to pry open every single card and make the correction by hand, then try to reseal the envelopes.

I hate when that happens.

3 Responses to “Cookies and Confusion”

  1. tiggerlyss December 4, 2016 at 3:58 am #

    Alyssa was just talking about your open houses and helping out. She was talking about sneaking Blazer a few morsels. After her finals, we will be working on cookies; we are trying to equal your raspberry streusel bars. She has a new favorite jelly that we might try using–F.R.O.G. jelly (fig, raspberry, orange and ginger).

    • thisendoftheswamp December 4, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      Haven’t made the Streusel bars yet; they don’t keep well, so I’ll probably make them up on Saturday.

  2. December 4, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    Oh, you are doing so good…We haven’t even taken our picture for the Christmas cards yet. 😉

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