Saturday, February 12, 2011

Not Exactly Cooking

So, I haven't quite figure out how I'm going to approach the whole cooking thing yet (but thanks to you all, I have lots of ideas).

But, hey! Look! Cookies! Totally better than roasted meat.

S got an itch to make some treats for Valentine's day after watching the Martha Stewart show with me. (Shut up. Yes, I watch Martha Stewart. While I fold laundry, in fact. I am a housewife, peeps, and am embracing the clich├ęs.)

ANYWAY. We made some sugar cookies (dairy-free, because one of Sarah's besties can't have dairy products) and then whipped up some royal icing, which was totally fun to play with.

Aren't they cute? (They dried hard, though. I should have used the recipe for soft cookies.)

Fancy, eh? I tried that trick where you drag a toothpick through lines of frosting, and it totally worked!

But my favorites were these that Sarah did. Aren't the colors fantastically 80s? They're like little edible Cyndi Lauper videos.

If only cooking dinner could be just a little more like frosting cookies. How does one get crafty with pot roast? Artistically carved vegetables? Little frilled caps on the bones? (No, wait, that's a standing rib roast.) I'll get back to you on that. Still, cookies! Yay!


mommatosena said...

LOVE seeing all the valentine cookies that are getting turned out! Gonna have to find a dairy free recipe today and get going on this as time is coming to close on V Day. Dinner isn't fun as I am usually trying to figure it out as the kids are falling apart. I have found that if I at least put it on the calendar I have some direction and can defrost what is needed in time. Then there are days like yesterday that strawberry cupcakes were the main course!

Micmacker said...

I LOVE the Cindy Lauper cookies!

Anonymous said...

You make me laugh. keep on blogging please!

Cindy said...

Okay, I keep logging on here thinking that THIS time I will be able to eat one of these cookies!

AG Ambroult said...

I love that Sarah is channeling Cyndi Lauper. It's just what this world need right now.