Saturday, October 9, 2010

A clean kitchen...

If I had to choose one thing that had to be done before I went to bed each day it would be that my kitchen would be clean.  I feel like the kitchen is the heartbeat of the house - meals are time together, baking is to be shared and it all flows from the kitchen.  It doesn't matter where the meal is eaten or where the cookies are devoured, they all start at the same place. Baking is an excuse to get together with friends, a way to give a little piece of me and something that says "hey, here is your big hug for the day." 

Today I am done with one of three boxes of apples.  I don't plan on really sharing this blog anytime soon so it can be known that it is for applesauce and apple butter.  I don't want to get stressed out for Christmas about buying the right thing at the right price - if I see it, fine...if not I'm going to invest my time making the right thing for the right person and not worrying about it.  Why?  Because it isn't about what I spend on them or really what the gift is - it's about knowing that person and finding something they will love.

Today I feel like I can conquer the world although it makes me sad when my friends hurt and I can't do anything to help.  Since my darling daughter decided to stay awake last night from 2:30-4:30 I'm going to go to bed very soon.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a delightful family day.

Three Things I Love To Bake (other than cake):
1) Cream Puffs
2) Crepes
3) Cookies

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me!  :D


  1. ha ha C is for cookie.

    did you make that chess set? wow if you did.

  2. Yup - that was a surprise for my hubby's birthday. I kept running over to my parent's house to mold the chocolate for the pieces - I'm sure he thought I was nuts.