Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It has been for.ev.er since I got to make something for TWD. Sheesh. Admittedly, I haven't actually been baking or cooking much lately either - or what I have has been just the basics. I want to bake more, but while the spirit is willing, the body has been tired and weak. Today is officially the start of my third trimester so I'm trying to remember not to overdo anything either since I have no doubt overdoing it is part of what aggravated things during my last pregnancy.
As for this pregnancy, other than being nervous about what may or may not go wrong, things are going fairly well. I'm on track weight wise, etc etc etc so we're just happy to be plugging along. We're thoroughly grateful for that, so we'll just keep things going along those lines as best we can!
These molasses cookies, chosen a couple weeks ago by Pamela of Cookies with Boys were a breeze to make and were satisfactorily spicy and molasses-y, which I happen to love. I didn't bother with flattening them since I wanted them to stay thicker and chewier. The only change I made was to roll them in coarse raw sugar instead of regular sugar for that thicker sugar coating and crunchy, sparkly effect.
Today of course also marks the first day of December. To celebrate one of my favorite months of the year I have a series of great giveaways planned this month, so please be sure to check back. To kick things off I wanted to feature a favorite source of gorgeous aprons that any kitchen lovin' gal would be supremely thrilled to receive as a gift this holiday season.
The Hip Hostess has graciously and generously agreed to offer up an apron of your choice to one lucky winner from their website (shown is their newest gorgeous addition - Melon Splash)!!
All you have to do to have a chance to win is leave a comment on this post saying which apron on their site you would choose if you win. The contest will run between now and Friday, December 4th at midnight (MST). The winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Just in case that isn't enough, The Hip Hostess is also offering 15% off orders through December 15th for my PheMOMenal readers! Just use the code PHEMOM (all caps) when you order!
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