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Monday Confessional

12.16.2013

Confession: nine times out of ten, I will choose the easier way.

Example: tonight is my sister's highly anticipated Christmas Cookie Competition Exchange. Actually it is a competition because prizes are awarded for best tasting and best looking cookie. In preparation for this exciting event, I searched google for prize-winning recipes and came up with one that looked promising. (This one if you care to investigate.) I bought all the necessary ingredients (pretzels, baking chips, sea salt, etc.) except for the eggs, which I get from my parents for free (egg farm perks), and planned on baking yesterday after church because I'm going to be gone all day today. The only thing I needed to do was go pick up my eggs right after church.

Which I forgot.

Maybe because we picked up a Christmas tree instead? A spontaneous move if you can't tell by the below picture.
^^taking redneckery to a whole new level with the tree IN our car due to our lack of rope. Cooper was as thrilled as he looked^^

Anyway. Tree home, tree decorated, tree sat in front of and admired, still no eggs.
Around 4 pm I decided I better drive over to the folks and pick them up, but not before opening a bag of chocolate chips to snack on a small handful. You know, for the trip. At which point I noticed the recipe on the back... shortbread rounds that called for NO eggs and not only that, needed only four ingredients total, a whopping eight less than the other recipe.

SOLD.

Seven dozen easy-peasy shortbread rounds later I was finished and back in front of the tree watching a movie with the family. I even used some brilliant ingenuity to come up with a sifter for the powdered sugar dusting.
^^The all-purpose loose-leaf tea strainer spoon comes to the rescue^^

Nine times out of ten, I don't regret choosing the easier way ;)

(Although I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this unopened container of sea salt now...)


2 comments:

  1. Return the sea salt and get your money back then buy some chocolate wink wink.

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  2. how about just use the sea salt like regular salt?! Just a thought!

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