It’s that time of the year! Time to make lists of the good things that happened in 2021. Now, baking wise, I didn’t go crazy but I still had some really great recipes happen. Here they are in order of greatness:
‘Tis the season to hit the baking HARD. I don’t know that I will actually get too because work is burning me out so bad but I am trying people.
These cookies were awesome. They even go well dipped in coffee. Exceptionally well. Just don’t let it hang out in there too long because they break off fast and then you end up with cookie crumbs in the bottom of your coffee and well, that’s not all that bad really. 😉
Welcome to October Ghouls and Ghosts! Sure, I am 8 days behind that statement but who cares? It’s the greatest month of the year!
I made some new cookies as a thank you to my coworkers and aunt for helping me out during Ozzy’s healing process. (He’s doing great.) They were a huge hit and all of them, I mean ALL OF THEM, were sucked down in one day.
I highly recommend dunking them in a pumpkin spice coffee for maximum pumpkin goodness. In fact, I think I should make another batch of these this weekend!
The original recipe calls for white chocolate chips but your ghoul here, did not have any. I had vanilla though and they still turned out scrumptious!
One of the new pharmacists at work has Celiac Disease. She never wants anyone to go out of their way to make her anything but we were having a joint birthday party for her and another coworker. Ya girl here, cannot see someone NOT have a birthday dessert. So, I embarked on my first adventure in gluten free baking.
It was not as hard as anticipated. I even substituted coconut oil for butter in this recipe because another coworker is lactose intolerant. I still put regular milk in it though since it was what I had on hand. Either she avoided the dessert altogether or it didn’t upset her stomach too badly.
I think they turned out pretty great. They had good flavor and the consistency wasn’t even that different. The only issue I had was since I replaced butter with coconut oil, the frosting would get pretty hard in the fridge. I left them out for the party to thaw some.
Sorry that I’ve been a little MIA. I’m currently lost in the process of remodeling our bathroom and it’s been a doozy. But, I have to keep people fed to keep the work going so I tried out a new recipe this morning.
It was quick, from scratch and delicious. Thick batter just FYI.
Good snowy morning ladies and germs! What a way to round out the first month of 2021 but with a little chat over the morning’s caffeine intake.
A new realization this month: This pandemic has made me realize many things over the last almost year, and my dears, the general public made me question whether I want to be a pharmacy technician the rest of my life. After a bit of consideration, I discovered that the answer had become a solid, no. Then, Mr. C&M gave me another idea; to one day open my own bookstore.
So that’s the new life plan, in the next 5 to 10 years, open my own bookstore. Pharmacy is still fine for now but if someone is rude, I want to be able to throw them out of my own store. (I may also be falsely envisioning that book patrons are a less rude bunch, but let me have my dream.) I helped open one small business, after lots of research, I think I can do it on my own one day.
As for the rest of January, I did pretty good with keeping up on content.
I also received my first dose of the Covid Vaccine almost 3 weeks ago. My second dose is this Tuesday. I didn’t have too many side effects with the first dose. Just muscle soreness for 24 hours and was ravenously hungry the next day. We’ll see what the second dose has in store as we’ve heard that’s usually where you see more side effects.
This may become my new format, Coffee & a Chat’s for the end of the month to recap progress and various happenings.
Happy New Year! Out with the old and in with the new or whatever it is they say you should do this time of the year.
How did you ring in the first day of the new year?
I spent mine drinking and baking with my BFFF (best fucking friends forever) Ignited Moth and I cannot think of a better way to do it given the circumstances.
For our first (we determined that it will not be our last) time drinking and baking on video, we had a bit of a messy start. And, that was BEFORE the drinks got involved. Quickly, we got our shit together and got to baking!
Moth outdid me as she made not just bread, but jam AND a fancy homemade cocktail. Is there anything that girl CAN’T do??
While she tried out a new honey beer bread recipe, I tackled an eggnog bread with eggnog icing. I needed to clean some holiday stuff out of my fridge okay?
Both breads turned out to be winners but here’s a picture of mine (her’s is in her hands in the photo above):