Friday, January 27, 2012

We bake

 We settled in at (on) the counter to make challah today. Shira was napping, so we got to baking.

We (Alyce) tasted the honey, because, I have no reason. It's just what one does. 

She put her entire self into the project.

She told me stories of princesses.

And best of all, she had the good sense to give me a break and do some dishes already.

Our house smells of warm challah, and I don't know if there is a better smell in the whole world (the cookies we also made this afternoon were a close second). More cookies, you ask? Yes, I need help. I. Can't. Not. Bake. But if you think that over-baking is really so terrible, than I don't think we should be friends. And you might want to stay friends, because then you can eat the cookies. 

Moving on. I'm excited for a relaxing Shabbat dinner tonight with Matt (the girls are heading to bed early tonight after they both woke up on the wrong side of early this morning). Tomorrow me and The Children have been invited to a tea party at a friend's house, and Sunday the three of us head to Toronto for a visit with other friends, where we will enjoy, among other good things, some Indian food. Matt is taking most of the weekend off because he deserves it. We like and and want him to stay happy.

What are your plans for the weekend? I hope it's a great one.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm...I'm a baker too. I make a mean pie pastry. And buttertarts. The fact that my son is gluten intolerant means I've had to curb my baking habits. Have found some alternatives but nothing beats wheat flour for baking! Love this little chronicle of what will be a very special memory in your little girl's life!
    PS You've got a friend in me!