|Momma and Lil' L.,|
My Sweet Sous-Chef
When I have A LOT of cookies to make, then I can gain a little bit in economies of scale if I only mix once. It takes a little longer, but I only have to clean up once... which is a BIG help! (I forgot to take the before picture, but this is these are the after. and what you can't see is that my sweet Lil' sous-chef "helped" me spill a nearly full bottle of Pure Almond Extract on my counter... let's just say, it is a good thing that she is so incredibly cute! ;^) This is also redeemed by the fact that she just might be the only two-year old in town that can crack an egg, and the pay is right...)
|Yes, that is flour, not just a glare.|
|Ready for Recycle|
|If you need egg shells to keep slugs from eating your hostas, |
you know who to call.
What this big mixing day made me think about is how I am so thankful for my great customers, my home, and my family (not necessarily in that order. ;^)), and how far my little cookie company has come in the last 9 months. I have learned so much. I have grown so much. I have had so much fun.
Plus, since Christmas, we have been self-sustaining, which means, I am not stealing money from my family's grocery budget to buy the ingredients for your cookies or cookie cutters, etc. It made me think of one of my favorite movies "It's a Wonderful Life" where in the bank run scene George Bailey says "Well, your money is in Joe's house, that's right next to yours, and the Kennedy house, and a hundred others..." Well, your money is in their cookies... And I thank you! ;^)
On top of that, I get to do something that I really enjoy, in my home, with my children, on my own time frame, and make money doing it! It is truly a Wonderful Life! Thank you!!
Finally, all this made me remember to share... that I almost always buy my baking eggs at Aldi's. Why? Because they carry "Golden" eggs, which always has this verse written inside the carton.
Have a Blessed Day!