Other times I shake my head and think how could I be so blind.
You've read recently that I was thinking of locking Angel out of the lounge and kitchen, so I could empty the table and make my annual Christmas mince pies. Fruit mince, not meat.
Well, last night I was drying my dishes and noticed the bench area holding the microwave is really quite large.
Large enough to mix and roll pastry. Hmmm, how did I miss that?
All I had to do was move all the stuff.
Because that side of the sink will be more useful empty.
For some reason known only to himself, Angel doesn't jump up onto the kitchen benches.
I've had these cookie cutters so long I can't remember when I got them.
They're a set of three, I don't think I've ever used the largest one.
On that oh-so-handy, now-empty sink, very easy to rinse off all the spilled sugar.
I kept baking most of the day, eventually making seven dozen.
The last dozen look a little wonky, the left over bit of the final batch of pastry got reworked and rolled out and patched together until I had that extra dozen for myself.
The rest are going to family and friends.
after all that I still had a chunk of pastry and some fruit mince left over,
I'll eat it with ice cream for dessert.