Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh no Papa, not the garbage bag!

Doing my holiday baking, it's not unusual for me to have a cookie mishap.

Yesterday's disaster: crumbly shortbread.

My magical thinking — that baking would improve the messed-up dough — didn't work. I should have given up when the butter refused to combine with the flour.

So I threw the cookies away. I also took out the garbage right away.

By the way, I've been spending a lot of time with Papa lately. She gets lots of car rides while I'm doing last-minute holiday stuff. So I thought it would be safe to leave her unattended for an hour.

Unfortunately, she got into the new garbage.

She extracted the bag out without pulling out the garbage can. I came home to shredded plastic and a guilty look. Thankfully, the holiday season will be over soon.


The Suitcase Lady said...

You definitely need one of the 1950's Electric Company Cookie Cookbooks. The recipes always work. (Well, I guess if you try to drink and bake they wouldn't.) I will keep my eye out for one at St. Vinnies.

Naomi said...

I might have to try something new (or old, as the case may be). Those cookbooks have quite a following!