Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baking with Baby Brain

I decided a little while ago to make a more conscious effort to celebrate holidays with the girls. I wanted them to be a part of the process, not just the celebrations. Valentines is first up in the year and so it has made a great guinea pig. We were planning to make cookies and cards to send to Grandma and Grandpa, and a few friends around town. One day I made all the girls have a nap, (which was good for all of us) and I laid out all the ingredients just like we do at Cooking Class at Superstore. I had everything measured and we were ready to go. The recipe we were using called for coffee.
You will notice as you scroll down the pictures that the girls are wearing different clothes. It took two days to make our cookies. I don't drink coffee, ever. So I had measured out the coffee as per the recipe directions, ground coffee beans that is.
Once we actually started the recipe I understood instantly that the coffee was supposed to be made, as in liquid, as in needed to hold the cookie dough together. Never mind thought I, I'm sure 4 tbsp of coffee can't make that big of a difference. We continued to mix together the ingredients. But alas our dough would not stick together.
Remember, I don't drink coffee. I don't even make coffee. I don't even clean the coffee maker, if Nick wants coffee its on his shoulders.
So the girls had to wait an extra day for me to figure out how to make coffee and whip up a batch of dough with all the proper ingredients in it. Then we set about cutting them out and adding cinnamon hearts.

I also had the nerve to ask them to pose for one more picture before I let them eat any. Isabella barely made it through the shot!


Lamb said...

Baby brain does all kinds of funny things. Love all those firsts. The girls look great. When do we get to see a picture of you???

Jill said...

Looks like a memory maker of a cake. Speaking of "baby brain", I made 2 batches of muffins this week. In the banana choc chip muffins, I forgot to add the sugar. In the orange, raspberry muffins, I misread the amt of orange juice and added 1 1/4 cup rather then the 1/4 cup the recipe called for. Yeesh!

Bloggy Mama said...

Totally cute. What fun memory-making!

Amanda said...

Cute! Funny about the coffee for sure.