Monday, February 11, 2008
What I like to Do About Every 3.67 Years
There was a time when I could wrangle three little kids and simultaneously bake up the most beautiful cookies at each and every holiday. I said to my husband tonight, "I'm so tired! How did I do this when they were little?" and he said so eloquently, "Weren't you about 20 years younger?" Thanks for the reminder, Honey.
Anyway, tomorrow our Discipleship Team (12 staff representatives from each of the ministries) is having its Valentine's Day party. So I'm bringing these cookies. I have one for each member. They're about 5 or 6" wide, but you can't really tell that in this photo. Plus I made extras for all of our ministry assistants. See, this is the only kind of "cooking" I really enjoy. It's baking, but it's more about the prettiness factor than anything, so it's not like it's real baking. This is why I love the Food Network Challenge shows. I love the artistry. (Not that these are on par with those shows; I'm just saying that's why I like to watch them more than the real recipe shows. But I do love Paula Deen.)
So the other night I was watching one of their Chocolate Challenge shows, and afterwards, I came across Cocoa Chronicles by Bethany, who describes her blog as a record of "life as a mother of 4, a wife and the owner/founder of The Cocoa Tree, an artisan chocolate cafe in Historic Franklin, TN." And guess what? She participated in the Chocolate Landmark Challenge. Isn't that cool?