I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. Here is what I’m thankful for this week!
Wednesday: getting off work on time! They held us over two hours Monday and Tuesday but I was hoping and wishing and praying we could leave on time Wednesday because I absolutely HAD to get to Cake Stuff to buy butter vanilla flavor emulsion (for frosting) before they closed. Thank God it worked out or I would have been yet another day behind on the schedule I set for myself when making tiered cakes. Monday: Bake half the tiers and freeze them. Tuesday: Bake the remaining tiers and freeze them. Make the frosting (I couldn’t do this because the flavorings I was using wouldn’t give me the desired effect). Wednesday & Thursday: Frost the cakes, keeping the tiers in the fridge when not working on them. Yes, I need two days to do this! Frosting them perfectly smooth is actually more time consuming than decorating them, at least for me. Friday: Decorate. (This time it’s a Sunday delivery so I had a whole extra day!!! Lucky for me, because I was set back a day with the frosting making).
Oops, I kinda turned my thankful blog into a cake blog. Back to the thanksgivings.
Dulce de Leche sugar-free Jello pudding cups. I could eat a pack of these a day, but I try to spread them out so a pack lasts at least a week. They are sooo good and soooo creamy, I could die! Also, look at my ring. It’s facing the camera because it’s so loose it spins now. That’s kind of a cool annoyance, way better than not being able to wear it because it’s too tight. :)
In between decorating the cake, I was able to purge another 85 things from my house, thus bringing my total to 160–well over the 111 I was supposed to. Do I get extra credit for purging more? Cuz I still have a bit more to go!
I belatedly counted the money I was given for the cake order (I was really distracted when the money changed hands) and realized I was given a $60 tip! I have never gotten that big of a tip and I was so blown away!! Do you know what this means??? After deducting what I spent of our money to pay for the cake ingredients and supplies, I am this <-> close to getting my much longed for Kitchenaid stand mixer!! I can’t wait I can’t wait I can’t wait! Thank you, Steve!
They let us decline our guaranteed time at work so I had an unexpected day off, which I spent cooking and baking up a storm and it was lovely. And, I was home so I was able to make myself a real lunch! At work, I get no lunch hour and have to wolf down a snacky-type meal during a 10-minute break. At home, I can have PIZZA!
At the end of this, I usually ask you what you’re thankful for and you ignore me. So this week I’m going to ask…what is the last thing you ate? :)