Hello, I’m glad you’re here. The best thing you can do for yourself to be organized this holiday season and well everyday is to plan your weekly meal plans. It’s never too late to give it a try!
I did some baking this weekend and once again it was a complete gong show. Seriously this always happens to me, thank goodness now I pretty much expect it and can just laugh it off. Trust me that wasn’t always the case.
The first recipe I tried were the Chocolate Cookies with Christmas Kisses. I did really well until I came to the end when I followed the instructions to remove the cookies to the wire racks after cooling on the pan for one minute. All was going well until I then added the kiss to the top of each cookie and pressed them in. Do you know what happens to soft cookies on a wire rack when they are pressed in? Yep you guessed it, they fall through, what a mess!! Needless to say my second batch turned out much better. Lesson learned.
Next up I tried to make some cake pops using a combination of this recipe and this recipe. I needed a special treat for the teachers at my kid’s school. Okay let me tell you something that most likely won’t be too popular but I have to say it (and yes I realize these are all the rage right now), cake pops are dumb. Am I the only living person who doesn’t like the taste of them? Not to mention that they are time consuming to make AND you have to have very specific ingredients. In other words don’t try these with chocolate chips as they melt too thick and you end up with a big fat huge mess, blah. You need to use candy melting chocolate as it is much thinner for dipping. Lesson learned. Only in this town I couldn’t find any melting chocolate (thank goodness I later found some in my pantry from BC!) NOR could I find a red velvet cake mix (do we even have this in Canada?) and had to sub in cherry instead.
Anyway I did what I could and they turned out okay. My family thought they tasted great, so what do I know. I prettied them up a bit to try to disguise my lumps and make them more festive. What do you think?
Anyone else have any baking mishaps to share with me to make me feel better?
My parents are coming this week to stay with us for Christmas. We are excited to show them our new house and town as they have not been here before. Woohoo!
On our menu this week:
Monday: Pizza Grilled Cheese with soup
Tuesday: Slow Cooker 40 Clove Garlic Chicken (family favorite!) served with potatoes and veggies
Wednesday: Apple Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin (I might try this in the slow cooker instead) served with rice and broccoli
Thursday: Greek Pork Wraps (using leftover pork tenderloin)
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Simple Supper Sunday
WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.