Well,not all, perhaps, but it helps.
After my mini-meltdown yesterday, my house STILL looks like this:
But I am seeing it in a different way. Look at how much SPACE there is! Look at how open it is! And soon enough it’ll all get done. :)
This is what I concentrated on yesterday:
I read a lovely post yesterday at A Soft Place to Land. Kimba had the words I completely needed to hear at that moment. She wrote “Some days I need a reminder to choose joy….a reminder that spring will come again.” So, I chose JOY! When I was out, I picked up a bunch of daffodils to remind me that no matter how bleak it seems, the beauty will come out!
I had all the ingredients pre measured for when Aedan came home. He was THRILLED to help, and only ONE egg ended up on the floor! The Nutella cookies we great ( I would reduce the sugar next time, though. It was a wee bit too sweet to me)
A lot of people asked for the recipe, to make their own Nutella Goodness
Nutella Cures All Cookies
• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
• 1/2 cup nutella
• 1 egg
• 1/2 tsp vanilla
• 1 1/2 cup flour
• 1 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/3 cup miniature semi-sweet, chocolate chips
1. Cream butter and sugars on high speed about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the egg and vanilla. Then add Nutella and mix until well combined.
2. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and mix just until the dough is smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Form the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until set (they should start to crack on top). Let cookies cool about 5 minutes and transfer to a rack to cool completely.
Not sure exactly where I got this recipe- it’s on my saved mail written to myself, but everyone else loves them. I doubled the recipe, and baked half, and scooped out the remaining dough, please it on cookie sheets on waxed paper,and froze it. I then transferred it frozen to a Ziploc baggie, where I can remove a few at a time and bake them when we need a quick cookie.
Is my project going to be finished today? probably not. Probably not even this weekend. But it will get done. And then it will be BEAUTIFUL!