Yesterday was spent decorating cookies. Ninety cookies. Ninety heart-shaped sugar cookies. That’s a lot of icing, people.
Decorating that many cookies with 2.0 around is no easy feat. He hovers. And wonders when you might be done with that beater? And whines about how hungry he is. This despite the fact that he gets any and all baking cast-offs. So when I’m working in the kitchen, I always have to keep an eye on 2.0. Does he really need that thing he’s reaching for in the cupboard? Or is he trying to create a diversion? Why is he standing next to that icing bowl? Why did he just run into the living room?
So, at the end of it all, there were ninety cookies drying on racks and cookie sheets. And you might think that was enough. And sure, four hours of decorating cookies might tire some, but not me. On to Phase Two – man decorating. I gave 2.0 a haircut. That’s right. Made him look better than George Clooney. And then I made lasagna. A tasty vegetarian lasagna full of cheese and ooey gooey goodness.
And after all of that, I made a special treat for 2.0. I figured it might keep him away from the cookies.
Okay, it’s pretty clear that I used up all of my baking genius in the first few hours of the day, but that’s not the point. It doesn’t matter if the cake looks like it was thrown together by a six year old. What matters is the five cups of icing sugar that are slathered all over that heart-shaped mess. Also, it was very difficult to capture its… magic on film.
Happy Valentine’s Day. May your day be sugary and sweet.