30 December 2007

Totally Baked

My mom is one of the best cooks around. I know everyone says that, but has your mom ever had a DJ give her a shoutout? I think not.

While I'm home for the holiday break I thought it would be a good idea to receive tutelage from the wise one. So I baked me a pie.

Don't get excited, I'm not going to become a pie factory. There is one person who is entitled to a pie in 2008, after that I don't know. Anyway, we had some good mom-daughter time and later I got to eat a delicious pumpkin chiffon pie.

Just to prove I'm not going domestic on you guys, I'd like to offer up the above photo - which has to be the most hardcore baker photo ever taken. Note the facial expression.

Earlier in the week, Shanno and I picked up a gingerbread cookie kit at Target. Hey, it was one of those late night purchases. I think we were dodging a meth-head. So, on pie day it seemed appropriate to "get 'er done" (to use the parlance of our times).

It just occurred to me that Crayola is the manufacturer of this gingerbread kit. Interesting. I suppose this wouldn't be the first time I've eaten one of their products.

So, it's impossible to make cookies that look like what's on the box. They don't even give you enough icing packets to do it. I'm not trying to shitcan Crayola, the problem is rampant throughout the crafting and cooking biz. Like the parent who's expectations you could never live up to - your creation will never look as good as what's on the package. The only option is to turn one's back to their hoity-toity ideals - and create cookies that speak to the people.

I present - the midnight cookie collection:

1 comment:

Dinah said...

You fabulous, perverted genius, you.