Friday, February 15, 2008

Bake Sales

I joke about how the one thing that made us hesitate joining Emmaus were the bake sales. I laid awake at night just thinking about that monthly commitment and could I be a nice little church mommy and comply with all the rules. My husband tried to talk sense into me that it was only a bake sale (just kidding) and then I bit the bullet and we joined. I knew that I was committed to bake sales for at least another 18 years. Wow. So I am mulling over what to make this month. Nothing too sweet and what sort of bread or tame cookie could I make? Bagels? Can I make those? Pretzels? LaRena was going to attempt that (you are not committed LaRena). Sigh. I think I will just start and see what happens. My own children rarely experience baking in the cookie department so I suppose this forces me to make them.

When Erik was around two he cut himself and we were at a friend's home to decide if he needed stitches and the mom gave him this lovely sugar cookie with icing. He didn't eat it. He just sat there and stared at it as if he had never seen anything so amazing as that cookie. We finally convinced him to try a bite. The guilt.......

So.....I am just sort of kidding about not joining Emmaus over bake sales but they honestly are a challenge for me. Hope somebody likes pumpkin muffins.......

5 comments:

Susan said...

Ah, Karin, think about it. If you had a choice between some cool & fancy bakery or the plain ol' boring stuff (brownies or choc chip cookies) wouldn't you usually pick the boring standard? So don't feel bad if you make brownies every single month.

(Now, who's in the charge of the bake sale that's gonna want to wash my mouth out with soap for suggesting that you don't need to be creative?)

Me said...

I would probably forget and remember every month at eight pm Saturday evening...

:)

How did the muffins turn out? Sounds yummy!

Karin said...

Haven't gotten to the muffins yet......12:48pm and counting. I can only make the boring stuff I think. Too side-tracked.

Me said...

You and me both sister!

Jane said...

I'm sure that whatever you came up with was appreciated. :)

I love to bake, but it seems like bake sales always come at exactly the wrong time.

BTW--at bake sales my first choice is a yummy looking loaf of homemade bread, then muffins. Cookies are usually last choice.