I missed two Thursdays! Well!
My topic for this week is avoiding waste. And you are thinking, "OH MY, what thrify BRILLIANCE!" But really, I do try to go out of my way to avoid wasting anything. It drives me crazy, wasting stuff. My husband does not have the same aversion, but I am converting him. For example, Maria and I recently made these cinnamon and sugar biscuits recently from Jennie's blog. You are supposed to roll out the dough into a rectangle, then spread melted butter, cinnamon, and sugar in the center, then roll the whole thing up into a log, cut it into pieces, and bake them. But, as can happen with two chefs in the kitchen, I realized too late that the dough was too soft. When we rolled it up, it kind of softened and spread into a lump instead of a log. It was too late then to do much about it, so I went ahead and cut it into very messy pieces and baked them. They didn't much resemble biscuits. The vey soft dough spread far and flat and cooked into shingles, really, especially around the edges. They were still good though. Just very, very crunchy. And the melted butter/sugar basically cemented them to the cookie sheet. So, I chipped them off the cookie sheets and put the chunks into a ziploc bag. When John got home from work, I served them in a bowl with vanilla ice cream on top and told him it was "snickerdoodle shortcake". Do you know he bought it? It was actually very good!! heehee. I plan to try again though and see if I can do Jennie's recipe justice. Tonight, though, I'm making Lori's raspberry bars. They are cooling now, and the house smells like butter and toasted coconut. Mmmmm.