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14 December 2007 @ 10:01 pm
Cookie Baking Time  
The frickin' coffeepot bit it today.  *sigh*  And you thought I was an alarmist.  Huh uh.  Everything with a plug, baby.  Everything with a plug. 
Anyone have a brand of coffeepot that they adore?  We've been through about four in the last two years.

The Cookie Press Cookie recipe:  It is not for the faint of heart.

1 cake mix, whatever flavor you'd like
2 3/4 c flour
4 sticks of butter - omg.

Melt butter.  Mix with dry ingredients.  Stick in the gun.  Good times.

Nolan teaching Aaron the proper consistency of decorator icing...

Aaron poses.  For everything.

This is about a quarter of them all.  Ethan's working hard in the background.

My kitchen is Limoges blue, so I made a blue toile stippled wreath.  I have a low threshold for happiness, I do.

The queen of the kitchen with her high quality icing bag.  (It's a ziploc.)

Ethan with the cookie press.  Favorite line of the evening:  "Hey, Mom!  The cookie gun needs more batter bullets!"

Me and a few of my theatre threes
I am:: home
I feel:: coldcold
I hear:: Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
Katemugglechump on December 15th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
Yay cookies! Your kids are so cute. Sucks about the coffeepot, though.

Myn and I have some plotting to do with you. We have a fun idea. *grins*
nbaeker: daydreamnbaeker on December 15th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
yay for the lovely picspam!! I love it!!

It looks so joyful and fun. I want to join in!
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Come to Texas. We'll bake. :)
seegrim: christmas presentsseegrim on December 15th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
Okay, so, the appliances are out to get you. I believe.

The cookies (and the family) look lovely!
Carrie Leigh: Cinically Insanecarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Did you ever doubt?

Thanks. :)
Comic Book Goddess: Calvin Asleeprainpuddle13 on December 15th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
I have a cusinart stainless steel coffee pot with grinder that I adore. I've had it two years with no trouble, and one previous (same maker) I had for 10 years before it finally died from use. I can't recommend them enough.

Carrie Leigh: give me coffeecarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
My mom used to have one of those. Thanks for the rec... I'll definitely look into it!
dragonsangel68dragonsangel68 on December 15th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Aww you bake together! My men would run a mile if I so much as suggested they do anything, other than eat the spoils ;)
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm sure mine will outgrow it one day. Til they do, though, I'll let them make a mess and enjoy themselves!
dL: foodheartdieloreley on December 15th, 2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
I used ziploc as an icing bag once. In the end, it was a sticky tape icing bag with a ziploc bag as a lining. Gross. Baking paper all the way!

I like Oxfam fair-trade stuff (is Oxfam an Australian thing?), not sure it's appropriate for coffee makers, though. It makes me feel good about helping people, but it's double the price of normal coffee grounds. *cringe*
Carrie Leigh: cake or death?carrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
I've never heard of Ox-fam.

Hi, dL! Long time no... write. :)
dL: giggledieloreley on December 17th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
Try http://www.transfairusa.org/content/WhereToBuy/!

Has it been that long? I'm sorry! Will keep in touch. I'd say I have lots to tell you, but I so don't. RE: your last email, though, everything's going well. I'm actually following Emily's footsteps for the time being. It's working. Slowly.
I'm just me: xmas Timairmidm on December 15th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Aww! Sweet pics and will have to try the recipe... if I can find my cookie press, he he.

No coffee pot! I would die. Seriously. Me with no coffee is a scary, scary thing indeed. My current coffee pot is a cheapy one since the kids knocked the last two off and busted them. The only bonus is that it is one of those that you can fill the cup one handed, no carafe.
Carrie Leigh: give me coffeecarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
The only bonus is that it is one of those that you can fill the cup one handed, no carafe.

That is fabulous.
I'm just me: xmas Timairmidm on December 16th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
*grin* Saved me once or twice, especially with cranky and/or sick kiddos and mom in need of a coffee fix while a kiddo was wrapped around me like a vine.
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on December 15th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Your family = amazlingly cute. Seriously.

batter bullets...*snickers*
Carrie Leigh: Carrie & Emilycarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Thank you. You're pretty cute, yourself. :)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so impressed they are not covered with frosting.

Love "batter bullets".

Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
It was early on. It happened. You should've seen their faces after the hot chocolate this morning.

How do they get it on their foreheads?!
autumnrhythm30: SPN evil sammy sooohotautumnrhythm30 on December 15th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Was it you with the possessed piano? If it is, I think 'it' has persuaded your appliances to join in the fight against you.

Good Luck!!!

(and I use the ziplock bags all the time... it works if you cut the right sized hole)
Carrie Leigh: john cusakcarrie_leigh on December 16th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I do indeed have the possessed piano.

Fantastic. As if I weren't paranoid enough already...

seegrim: A is for amazingseegrim on December 16th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
You have a possessed piano? *laughs hysterically--then runs*
Mala13oct on December 16th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
LOL! Here's wishing you luck with the appliances.

I LOVE the picts. Your kids are just too cute for words!