Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

 My 5 year old's kindergarten class had a big old Thanksgiving feast in their classroom last week.  They put on an adorable little program telling all the parents in attendance what they were thankful for. My little man was thankful for "lego batman."  Ha!! =)
 Here's my little man, all dressed like a pilgram, getting ready to dine on grapes. =)

 We have thanksgiving with my inlaws every year. This is their lovely table, all set and ready for us to scarf down thanksgiving offerings. I truely am thankful for my wonderful inlaws!

 I love stuffing. The only way I can eat it is if it's gluten free.... so, I made some this year instead of staring at everyone else's and wishing I could eat it.
I made this delish cheesecake using gluten free gingersnaps as the crust.  Yummmo!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pastry School is Exhausting!

So, here's how it works. I arrive at school somewhere between 6:15 and 6:30 on Thursday mornings. I lay claim to a work space and review my assignments for the week. Every week, each of the 15 of us have assigned production usually including either cookies or cake, a bread, and some other pastry.  We work until 3 or so, then we pack it up and head home. Then we arrive first thing in the AM on Friday to finish our production and transform our baking classroom into a working pastry shop. People start lining up, in the halls, around 2:30 so they can have first crack at whatever is in the case that particular week. We often run out of some of the best sellers (like fruit tarts) within 30-45 minutes of the shops doors being opened.  We run the shop from 3PM until about 5:30.

I knew, going in, that it was going to be a lot of work. I was never really prepared for just how tired I would be on Friday nights. I usually come home, hug my children, eat a light dinner... and then head to bed. I just don't have the energy for anything else.  It's worth it though.

Friday, November 12, 2010

See why I stink at this blogging thing?

See the date on the post directly under this one. Yea, August.

I'll update in the next day or two.  =)