Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Guy in Kitchen

Isn't he cute? Compliments of the kind folk over at Pillsbury Canada. They were having a contest for original recipes using their products and asked me to mention it here. Since I spend inordinate amounts of time cooking and baking stuff, I said, "Okay." I worked on a recipe to enter but thought it needed more tweaking so didn't submit it. However, that didn't stop the wolves here from devouring what I made just the same - sticky buns with apple, nutmeg and butter
What do you think?" I asked.
"Hmm, maybe more butter...it needs...more sugar...it needs more apples...got any more?"

Doughboy arrived in a slightly bigger box than poor old Oopsy did back in June and was carrying a cool tote bag screen printed with his picture too. But I can't show you that because last Friday when Roll Kuchen and Violinist were here for pizza, between bites, Roll Kuchen asked, "Do you have any Christmas cookie books?" So I pulled about ten books off the cookbook shelf and tucked them into the new tote for Roll Kuchen to take home. And it is time to think about Christmas cookies. When I had a "real" job, I would sensibly bake a few dozen cookies every night after work putting them away in the freezer. Now, I storm the kitchen the week prior and fall over Boxing Day.

8 comments:

Adeena said...

Awww.. I just want to poke his tummy. :D

GooseBreeder said...

Well, that's what Boxing Day is for is it not? Nothing sensible about this time of year,it wouldn't be fun otherwise would it?
Are you making Gingerbread Houses?I'm just searching for my templates,haven't been used in a few years and need to be brought out again for the new generation.My Daughter is coming to help and we'll have some lovely family fun.It's the simple things!

Caution Flag said...

Okay, really now. You have 10 books with Christmas cookie recipes? I think I have fewer cookbooks total, and my cooking skills prove that.

Decadent Housewife said...

Goosebreeder,
Speedy made wooden templates one year when he was around 12 and then made a gingerbread house. I'll have to look for them. He's coming home on the 18th - maybe he'll make one.

Mental P Mama said...

I need to get on the stick...or it'll be Boxing Day and we'll have not had anything!

Scriptor Senex said...

Wheh you reach 60 you are allowed to say "Things were different in my day..." so I can ask didn't he used to be a lot fatter? Is this political correctness at work?

jan said...

I agree with Scriptor Senex. I thought the doughboy was a lot fatter than that!
I haven't done any baking either. The worst part of it is, someone gave us an upright freezer for our garage so I could be baking and freezing cookies if I were so inclined. I'll just have to use the freezer for the leftover cookies that don't get eaten over the holidays. Ha!

Decadent Housewife said...

You have an upright freezer!? I AM SO JEALOUS!