Cook-ie Monday!!


Mira Vista Country Club, El Cerritto, CA

Cookies Favors by:

‘I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!'”
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland,

The week came and went so quickly that I cannot help but smile because the little things I worry about seem to be the things I should be the least worried about….. dinner, kids’ homework,  work,  end-less piles of laundry,  and in the end how would I ever make it over to my commercial kitchen in time to finish off the two parties on the same day and be done by the due date.  My day job will remain a secret for now or until I find a simple formula to incorporating into my stories without  boring you to death! There is no jazzy assistant that I can call to turn on the oven or get  the gumpaste flowers ready on this particular sunny day in winter it is just me loving the life I live even when  it feels like my feet are made of lead.  My energy boaster does not come from a little  bottle that says drink me ,  and suddenly I remember a quote from “Alice In Wonderland”, “Who in the world am I?” When I left this morning I slipped on my chef shoes only to be laughed at by my co/workers at my day job. They thought it was pretty funny that I could  not tell if it was morning or night. I looked at them sleepily and smiled not wanting to seem distraught still worried about the job at hand and dues dates that had to be kept. Asking myself was I Alice or more like the rabbit in the story who was always late, late for an important date!! Needless to say I did make my due dates!  On delivery day the sun was still shinning , I could feel the warmth of the colors of gold, pink, petal pink, bright orange, of my cookies. The smell of freshly made fondant and the lemony dough of last night still feeled the air of the early morn….



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