I? Am awesome. I am also just getting finished washing egg drippings off my fingers, wiping flour off my face, and will probably still be finding chocolate spatters in odd, random places in my kitchen for days. But I'm still awesome.
I have made no secret of my inability to use that big boxy thing in my kitchen that heats up both on top and behind the magic door. I have frequently poked fun at myself and my complete lack of desire to ever learn more than the rudimentary basics required to feed my husband and children. I'm both amazed and maybe a little bit worried that my youngest son has developed such an intense interest in all things cooking related. After all, how can I possibly teach what I don't really know?
But tonight? Tonight (drum roll, please) I.... baked! Yes! Baked! Not only did I bake, but I SUCCESSFULLY baked! And it gets better! I successfully baked FROM SCRATCH. Oh yes I did.
Chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.
And they? Are FANTASTIC. Yes; FANTASTIC.
If I didn't need all 90 of them for a cookie exchange I'm going to tomorrow night, I'd eat every last one of them before I go to bed, they're that good. They're so good that I might just be calling the cookie exchange hostess tomorrow to confirm I really do need to bring that many cookies. Maybe someone backed out at the last minute? Yes! Six more cookies for me!
Of course, we should also consider the fact that it's almost 1 o'clock in the morning and I've been sniffing chocolate fumes for the past 3 hours. I'm a little loopy.
But I'm still tempted to lick that last chocolate spatter off of my cell phone.....or maybe the one on the fridge door? But I draw the line at standing on the kitchen counter to reach that one on the ceiling.