Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
Yesterday was the last Friday of 2017! How did you celebrate life? Every Christmas, I make gumdrop cookies. It’s an old family recipe from my Grandma. Since the British Hubby and I are doing no carbs/no sugar, I wasn’t going to indulge in this cookie tradition. However, this is the first holiday season since my Grandma passed away. It seemed wrong not to honor her memory. After some consideration, I thought I could alter the original recipe. My first change was to use almond flour instead of regular flour along with switching out the sugar.
Well, I didn’t take into account that almond flour lacking gluten doesn’t provide any structure for a cookie. I decided to make it into a gumdrop loaf instead of cookies. This produced a loaf that burnt on the outsides and wasn’t done in the center. Sorry Grandma, this wasn’t a very good tribute, but you always did like to experiment in the kitchen. None the less, the British Hubby ate most of the gumdrop loaf just the same. A storm moved through the PNW last night delaying this post. The power flickered for a few hours and then went out completely for a few more hours. I was able to knit by candle light and finish a few dish clothes. It’s never too soon to start thinking about Holiday gifts for 2018. Burt waited out the storm by taking cover. Just a few more hours left in 2017. I’m currently contemplating if I should start one last project for the year or if I should power through and finish a few wips. What do you think I should do?