This week has been rainy, and we never get rain here in Southern California, so we celebrate. We celebrate by bundling up, sippin’ on a hot beverage and pretending it is winter.
Finally finished a book this week… Anyone ever read a book for like 3 months, when you realistically could finish it in a few days? Well that was me. I rent from the library. #1: Because I don’t understand buying books and then just having them on the shelf in your house. #2: I am broke and can’t afford to buy $15 books every few weeks. Well this week the library really got me all riled up….. So I get it, I took way too long to read this book. I renewed it twice and still hadn’t finished it. After the second due date I started receiving calls multiple times a day from the library like someone was THERE at the library waiting for me to come and return this book?!?! Well it kind of worked and I felt pressured to finish the book, thank the heavens. I finished reading “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter. It was a psychological thriller that was supposed to keep me interested from the first page… Needless to say it took me about 2 months and I would give it a 3/5, just meh. And I still don’t know who the good daughter is…
I have an order for some decorated sugar cookies for a baby shower. I started following a lot of sugar cookie decorators on Instagram to get ideas and tips but now I have all of these expectations of myself and am hyper critical of anything I do… Which has proven to be quite aggravating. I made sugar cookies, which I know how to do and am confident with the taste and look of them, so check that off. But the royal icing is a real bitch. First….. first… Let me just say that if I spend more time decorating a dessert than actually making the baked item it should not be eaten and should be considered a work of art. I do not understand how people just savagely bite into cookies like that! Second, for the amount of time that goes into these cookies they should be 20$ a pop hahah and I think anyone who has made these would agree.
I also made some salted caramel brownies from Now, Forager. WOW. This was a new bake for me, and it did not disappoint. I have never made caramel from scratch before and was a bit intimidated just from seeing the bakers on Great British Baking Show struggle hardcore with it. But the caramel was so easy to make, and it was arguably the most amazing thing I have ever eaten. I will be making the caramel again to put on ice-cream, cookies, toast… literally anything. The brownies were moist and just chocolaty enough. 5/5 would recommend to anyone!
Until next week my friends!