Dina's mom turned 75 this last weekend! Yowza! She's off to L.A. this coming weekend for a birthday celebration in honor of her mother, and made these monograms for the party favors. She's not sure whether her mom would really appreciate actually having the number "75" on the kookie, but hey, it is the truth and mom always told Dina to tell the truth!!!
You know how when you eat the same cereal every morning, you get so tired of it that you don't want it for, like, 2 years? Or if you work in an ice cream shop, people think that's so cool but really, the last thing you want to do is ingest any cold creamy substance? Well, baking kookies can be like that some times. There must be something about smelling the same smell every day that gets to someone. Kind of like Chinese water torture...slow, but deadly? Ok, we're exaggerating.
But we use Baking for Pleasure as little breaks away from Hello Kookie, to remind us that we really do enjoy and love this process. There's something about baking that is simply so satisfying. You feel good doing it, but you feel even better knowing that you're producing something that people truly enjoy. When you give someone a kookie (or a cookie) or a cupcake or a brownie or whatever it is, you just know that you're taking that person back to fourth grade where all they really want afterwards is either a hug from their mom or a glass of milk (or both).
Here's Dina's latest installment: whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars. Sort of healthy, but really not.
Even raw looks pretty darn yummy.
Baked was pretty good, too. Almost too many chocolate chips, if you can believe it.
P.S. This turned out to be a great Sunday activity since it was raining today in San Francisco. In September! What's up with that?!