5.15.2008

After 12 hours

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!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow!!! That's a lot of baking! What a sweet hubbie for cleaning up the kitchen. Nothing says "I love you" like a clean kitchen!

Leah in Iowa said...

You DID have a marathon day! Your kitchen must have been smelling good from morning til night. I haven't baked anything in forever. My girls are at the ages where they love to do it. Well, most of the time. What a wonderful husband to clean up for you! You are blessed!

Short Stop said...

Oh, that Landon. What a sweetie.

And what a husband to do that for you!! What a gift!

Dave and Jenni said...

You have one quick-thinking son on your hands! Hope the bake-sale goes well. And your Hubs - what a gift!

Earen said...

Wow, what a nice surprise from your hubby! Wish I could come to that bake sale!!

Rachel Slagle said...

that is a ton of baking! i can't even imagine :) and how awesome that your husband cleaned up the mess - i know that i am always thankful when mine cleans of after a long day of baking and decorating cupcakes.

Alana said...

Yum, I wish I lived closer to you, I'd be right over! Let me know how it goes. We are having a garage sale next weekend and I might consider a little baking if it is lucrative ;-)

Wife2Jason said...

Bummer I didn't see this until Saturday night, or I would have stopped by. I hope it was successful!