I really wanted to join A Bowl Full of Lemons’ 21 Day Challenge, but I’m such a slacker. I’m only 3 weeks behind everyone else. Really…I have an excuse.
Marielle was in the hospital for 5 days. She had some type of virus or something. Thankfully, she’s all better now. So, this past weekend, I emptied out my Spice cabinet and baking cabinets…
Actually, I had the housekeeper empty them out, wash down the shelves and wipe down all my treasured Pink Tupperware. Whatever. I did, however, organize it all back into the cabinets.
Can we say Tupperwhore™? Seriously. It’s taken me 20 years to collect. That’s a lot of Tupperware parties! And this is only one-third of my pink Tupperware collection. Yes, I know I have a sickness.
Then onto the upper Lazy Susan cabinet which holds bulk spices, bread crumbs and seasonings.
Finally, the lower Lazy Susan cabinet now holds all my baking ingredients.
A WANNABEE BAKER
I even found my candy thermometer…
so I make a batch of vanilla caramels for the first time ever. Don’t make this recipe unless you have a full hour to stir it CONTINIOUSLY over the hot stove.
Talk about a project! Just cutting the little wax paper squares is enough to send the most sane person over the edge. Considering all those joints I rolled in High School, you’d think I’d be better at wrapping the homemade caramels. Regardless, they taste awesome!
And then I baked some more cupcakes…
and some more brownies.
My best buddy, Diana Bagels™, bought the fugliest baby carriage I’ve ever seen. Diana’s sister picked it out—Diana has much better taste. It’s vomit green, gray and black…and it’s for her sister’s new baby girl. WTH? She asked me to frou-frou it up with bows and tulle…and this my friends, is still way too ugly for a beautiful princess. Just saying. (Don’t bother telling me you love the color and have the same one…it’s still ugly).
WON’T YOU BE MY VALENTINE?
My older sister got me these adorable “DIVA” Sweethearts. I thought she had them made especially for me. No such luck…all my friends told me they are available at their local dollar stores across the U.S.
Speaking of special…every February I put out my creations to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And every year, the same people are offered some of my “special” homemade chocolates. Only one problem…they’re FAKE ceramic…you cannot remove them. They fall for it every year.