I can’t help dorking out on a holiday that is all about sweetness. But for me, it’s not about lovey-dovey-ness for my husband (sorry, Mike). That stuff still kind of makes me gag. Instead, it’s become a holiday to make gingersnap dulche de leche cookies or marshmallows and send them to friends and family that make your life a whole lot better by being in it.
And, speaking of people who make your life better, I have to let you in on a trick that Sarah taught me. She and her family visited this weekend, and she strolled into the kitchen as I was swearing while trying (unsuccessfully) to roll gingerbread dough without tearing it.
Sarah’s trick is a Ziploc bag, and it is utter genius: if you put the dough inside, you can roll it to a perfect thickness, then cut open the sides and use cookie cutters right on the bag. You don't even have to add any flour. I am telling you, this has changed by cookie-making life forever.
And in other news, the lovely and impressive Joslyn from Simple Lovely asked me to round up a list of things that make me happy after we met at Alt. I was so happy to meet her in person, and you can check out my list over here. But don’t tell me what happened with Friday Night Lights – I can’t bear to watch the finale and admit that it’s really over.