Thursday, November 16, 2006

No Sewing Day

Another shot of my darling grandson. I like taking pictures of him and putting them on my computer -- I can get a fix easily that way! vbg

Today was spent cleaning house -- Thanksgiving clean (we're doing Thanksgiving this coming Sunday).
Bill even vacuumed the basement for me. I still need to dust down here and clean the bathroom and scrub the tile floors -- all jobs for tomorrow. I even hauled all the clutter that was in the dining room back upstairs to the extra bedroom that holds all my "extra" quilting stuff -- magazines, books, papers, etc.
And then I decided to make a batch of Walnut Balls and mix up a batch of Ginger cookies to bake tomorrow. Well, the Walnut Balls recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 2 c. flour, etc -- so I got the butter out, and the 1 cup and 1/3 cup dry measuring cups and all the other stuff. Put the butter and brown sugar in one large bowl and used the hand mixer to cream them together. Added vanilla and salt and when I was going to add the flour, realized that I used 1 cup of brown sugar, not 1/3 cup! So, decided I had enough extra ingredients to go ahead and triple the recipe -- but had to transer it to my "Heavy Duty" Kitchenaid stand mixer. And even it wasn't real happy with me by the time it came to add the chopped walnuts! Needless to say, I have over 6 dozen Walnut Balls baked and didn't bother mixing up the Ginger cookies -- maybe tomorrow if I have enough butter! vbg Probably would have had 8 or 9 dozen, but I was making them a bit larger rather than have it take all night! Somedays I shouldn't be allowed to play with sharp objects -- or cookie ingredients.

1. AJ and Briana -- what blessings they are.
2. Making a list and working away at it.
3. Accomplishing more than what was on the list.
4. Having all the ingredients on hand when I make a baking mistake!

1 comment :

Finn said...

Hi Joanne, my goodness but Jonathan is getting to be a big boy. So grown up looking with his haircut.
Sound like it was a good day despite the strange way of measuring..LOL

I'll bet the cookies are good! Hugs, Finn