Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 345 of 365

It's almost here... That special time of year I look forward too but my hips do not... Christmas Cookie overload!!!! Even though we discuss it off and on all year by BFF and I always end up making our cookies at the last possible minute... Maybe it's because we are brilliant, and realize the less time they are in our homes, then there is less of a chance we will indulge in them. I think it's because we forget and then at the last minute we are like, where did time go!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!! So it looks like it will end up being next week when we will get to baking....

So Mom and I were watching a show on the cooking channel tonight and Giada was using unsalted butter and Mom always uses salted butter and so we learned something interesting tonight... For all of you getting ready to do your holiday baking, here is the difference between salted and unsalted butter... Yes, one thing is that one has salt and the other doesn't but salt is used as a preservative, so the butter has a longer shelf life, but it can also alter the natural sweetness of the butter and it can mask the odor so the butter could be bad and it will be harder to tell... Something else we learned is that if you are going to bake with salted butter, omit a 1/4 tsp of salt from your recipe per 1 stick of butter...

Now it is on to choose our cookie favorites and then let the fun begin...

Love, peace and baking some sweets...
Musicsongbird

PS
We used Toilet Paper rolls to make our wreath this year...