First batch of Christmas cookies have been baked. We are heading into the village tomorrow to do socially distant drop offs.
Rozenn and I have spent many years doing Thanksgiving for 2 since we’ve often been far from family, so the pandemic didn’t affect our normal routine. That said, I did initiate a new pandemic-inspired tradition: eating Thanksgiving pie before Thanksgiving. I figured “if a pie falls in the forest, and no one is there to witness it, was it really eaten?”
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Stay safe.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. This year I opted for baking some cupcakes instead of cookies. Mocha peppermint with buttercream frosting and gingerbread with a dollop of cream cheese/whip cream frosting.
It was a busy week for me, starting off with a birthday celebration, culminating with Star Wars Day, and it happened to be my last week of teaching at Chicago State.
I have a fake facebook account floating around on the interweb. My original intention was to use it to snoop into other people’s lives and maybe take advantage of a special offer or two. Since the birthday I entered on that account is false, the few real friends of mine who found the account typically wish me a happy birthday some time in the fall. Fortunately, my wife doesn’t do facebook either, so she isn’t fooled by the alternative facts found on-line and knows when to really celebrate my birthday, and she did so this year with a pyramid of lava cakes.
I’ve been baking bread for a while now, and this past summer I tried my hand at catching a wild starter. Well, it’s almost 10 months after my first wild starter caught on, and here’s what it’s producing.