in the kitchen my marathon day of baking is over! I made 16 dozen cookies, 4 pans of bars, and 2 types of mixes (chex and an almond bark) to sell at my bake sale tomorrow. It is our neighborhood yard sale weekend so as a last hurrah to my fundraising efforts I decided to have a bake sale.
I truly enjoy the baking and the kids were a big help with getting ingredients ready, mixing, and watching all the goodies bake. Landon was an especially big helper when it came to tasting!! After lunch he wanted a cookie, I said he would have to wait. He turns, looks at me and says "Mom, you can't sell these to people unless we have tried them to see if they are good." Of course he earned himself a cookie for being so witty - and it helps he is fairly cute too!
As I was getting all my baked goods ready to take next door to set up, I was grumbling about how late I was going to be up cleaning from baking all day. I had tackled a good portion of the cleaning throughout the day but there were still pans to wash, countertops to be wiped down, and a stovetop that needed to be scrubbed.
When I returned from the neighbors I came home to a clean kitchen. What a great surprise! This was such a gift, especially if you know my husband because doing dishes is not his thing. Thank you Lance!