My order arrived from Crate and Barrel yesterday. My excitement soon became mild irritation because I looked at the specs on the rings and specifically ordered a rolling pin that they should have fit on. However, they are larger than the rolling pin. And that means they will move as I roll out dough and I will have to fight them the entire time. After giving it some thought and licking my wounds for a bit, I’ve decided to take one over to Bed, Bath and Beyond and see if I can find a rolling pin that they will fit tightly on. In other words, more money. This is one of the main reasons I try to avoid buying extra equipment and appliances. It always seems to lead to another purchase of some sort to make it work. However, I probably needed a new rolling pin since I believe I’ve somehow bent the rod that goes through my old one.
I am excited about the new paddle for my mixer though. I am going to love not having to scrap down the sides of the bowl.
I’m going to move on from cookies a bit and go back to a project I have been mulling over since last Fall. I did a project last year of putting crystal letters on clear glass ornament balls. And since that time I’ve wanted to try some different designs. The problem with all that is I couldn’t figure out how to put a straight line on a ball that had a protrusion at the top. But I think I’ve got a great idea. If this works out I will have several possible patterns to show.
And I am beginning to plan my Valentine boxes I send out annually to my grandchildren. I am thinking about ordering the edible designs that you can place on icing. I’ve been researching the process and have an idea on that too. So that will be forthcoming.