Errands, errands, and more errands. And I still didn’t have time to get around to a couple of them.
Despite the fact that our apartment is an island of dog beds, that hasn’t stopped us from picking up a few more. Like this one we thought might be too tiny and tiny but Lulu manages to squeeze into all the same –
I suspect she’s just hiding out in case Akemi decides to make her wear a silly hat for her walk. Although, to be fair, as silly as that hat may look on her, Lulu’s got nothing on this dog we met this weekend –
Rather than leave anything to chance, I decided to test the Bourbon Brown Butter Cookie recipe I want to use for the upcoming Dark Matter cookie exchange (When: Monday, December 15th. Where: The Raza docked at Space Station 41-11B). And good thing I did because the recipe was, in a word, crap. Even with the addition of extra butter, bourbon, and eggs, it didn’t bind properly, resulting in a test batch of what looked more like scones rather than cookies –
They tasted okay and I actually preferred the plain ones over the ones with the milk chocolate chunks because the chocolate masked the bourbon flavor. A subsequent batch using white chocolate was much better, but the texture was still disappointing – dry and crumbly over the soft and chewy I was gunning for.
And so, we’re starting over with an all new recipe and all new batch. We’re going to chill the dough overnight and will experiment with the new, improved version of our (Maybe Maple?) Bourbon and Brown Butter (with white chocolate/milk chocolate and nuts?) tomorrow.
Speaking of bourbon, Dark Matter Visual Effects Supervisor swung by my place today for a day of football. His Mighty Hyphens and my Snow Monkeys are two of eight teams battling out in our Fantasy Football League first round playoff weekend. He’s in a hard-fought battle while I am hoping Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb play lights-out tomorrow night to give us the win. Anyway, Lawren came over bearing an early Christmas gift –
I’ll open it tomorrow night to celebrate my Snow Monkeys victory and advance to the semi-finals against The Mighty Merkins!