|Stephanie's amazing cake pops from a previous party in her New England home.|
I like peace and quiet and... order. Festivities often bring with them anything but normal life, don't they?
At this moment, my kitchen looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy decided to do the shimmy like a Golden Retriever when coming in from the rain. My blood sugar is probably rising just by breathing the air.
I have printed off cookie recipes, cake recipes (for making mini cakes), quick bread recipes (also for making mini loaves), my favorite lemon bar recipe, and the recipe for Stephanie's pizza dough (which will be used in mini sandwiches)... just to make this week... next week is cupcakes and whatever does not get done this week.
The printed recipes are taped two at a time on my kitchen cabinet doors above the big red Kitchen Aid mixer (aka: Precious). Items no longer needed for baking have been removed from the kitchen counter and now sit on the dining room table.
Cookies are baking now, then mini loaves of lemon cake will be prepared and baked, then a chicken will be thrown in the oven for dinner... all in order of how much energy they require.
Some similar pattern will be performed each day for the remainder of the two weeks before Stephanie arrives for further baking together.
Speaking of whom, in a New England kitchen, cake pops are being baked, decorated, and frozen... in the midst of preparing to pack for a family of seven, two birthday festivities, and a husband who first went to Europe and then a U. S. city on business trips.
Christopher is moving in before he moves out with... furniture and laundry and books and stuff. Lots of stuff... but it has been nice having him home.
There is no car I can drive available, not having driven a stick shift since my early twenties and not feeling comfortable re-learning with a car belonging to another person.
But in the midst of it all, He has provided everything I need to continue... :)
I hope to take a break between all the wedding reception preparations (Miss M. and her mother are very busy with last minute actual wedding preparations) to read a little and write some e-mails.