Friday, December 14, 2018

I lied to you.

I didn't knit this weekend or the one before that. I didn't manage a single row or round.

None of us are shocked. I know. It's okay, it was still a good weekend.

I slept, I had coffee, I exercised. I got some chores done. I kept my nag levels down. I did bake a bit.



This was my second time doing the brown butter cookies. I froze the dough for days I don't have time to do everything from scratch. I thought they baked up even nicer this time around. My son thinks I overbaked them. Shrug.

Sunday I cooked some food and baked cookies for my friend who recently had knee surgery. Our other friends had already been taking the family over some food to keep our friend off her knee a bit. Even though she's already healing pretty well, I wanted to help her out and hopefully keep her on the healing track.



My friend is Canadian so I used the opportunity to workshop a Maple cookie. My husband loved fiddling with the special message cookie stamp. I wasn't going to use it because I didn't have a lot of time, but despite a wonky C, we thought it was cute.



Most importantly they were tasty!



I experimented a bit with some gingerbread this past week and some sprinkle cookies and neopolitan cookies. Trying to figure out my Christmas game plan.

But really, this weekend I'm going to knit ...

27 comments:

  1. Bless you for helping your friend during her recovery. I know she appreciated the food and treats you provided for her family.

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    1. Thank you Nancy, I know she did too. She's such a good person and there for everyone else. It was nice to be able to do something nice for her.

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  2. I know those Canada cookies will make your friend feel MUCH better.

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    1. They are super tasty Dee. I will make them again!

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  3. Mmmmm......those cookies look delish. I have yet to make a cookie or even taste a homemade one. Everyone seems to be in a cookie slump this year.

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    1. The baking bug is very different than knitting mojo for me. And I think it depends on what I'm working on in the kitchen too. I'm now over cookies again. I'm back on cake ... or I will be soon. LOL

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  4. I always love to see what you are up to. Even if it is not knitting- it brings me joy!

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    1. Likewise Andi. You're pretty cool beans. You make me think in pink. xoxo

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  5. Knitting time? What is that? I think my time with yarn has been very limited this year, but still some things have been created and that is all I can hope for. I love the cookies, and frankly the wonky C is a brilliant design.

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    1. I miss knitting. I really do. I've had a bit more the last few days, but it's very all over the place. I am feeling optimistic for 2019. At least the knitting part ;)

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  6. Knitting is keeping it all together for me. Gift knits are done. Im so tempted by cookies. They are my down fall! ! I still need /want to decorate my gingerbread house kit . Im all about the holiday music and the lights. We have been doing some night driving this week and it lets me see all the pretty lights from the city all the way up to the country!

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    1. I still have a batch of gingerbread in the freezer that will probably get chucked. I figured out my son really only likes gingerbread so he can eat red hots. Rat fink. LOL

      My family's Christmas spirit was lacking a bit this year.

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  7. This is a crazy time of year, isn't it? Sounds like you've been doing lots of good stuff even if it doesn't involve yarn. Your cookies look yummy to me!

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    1. It is Bonkers!! I feel especially so this year, since it felt like Christmas happened "sooner" than expected. My parents visited and that was really the best gift.

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  8. The cookies look delish! Yarn, unlike cookie dough, has no expiration dates....

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    1. LOL yes. In fact I was worried I was playing yarn chicken on my sweater and then I found ... more yarn I forgot about. Yarn is the best.

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  9. Love those maple cookies...recipe???? And, yes, the yarn will wait and not go bad while you take care of baking and cooking.

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    1. Hi Vera, here is the recipe, I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner!!

      https://livforcake.com/maple-sugar-cookies/

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  10. You are an awesome baker! I wish I could be around your kitchen whenever you bake. I'll wash dishes!

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    1. Omg girl, THE DISHES!! I have gone through so much hand lotion, creme and salve this season. My hands are cracked.

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  11. I always love seeing your baking adventures! Will have to give the maple cookies a try since we are all fans of maple. I've got some baking plans today...nothing fancy just plain snicker doodles :) Merry Christmas Ellen! I hope that you get to put your feet up and knit a little on something for yourself!

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    1. Snickerdoodles are always a crowd pleaser. If you are feeling adventurous and there are no nut allergies, try stuffing with Nutella. Food52 has a recipe I enjoy.

      Here is the maple sugar cookie recipe: https://livforcake.com/maple-sugar-cookies/

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  12. not sure how I missed this post! those sugar cookies look delicious and yummy!

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