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Masquerade Holiday Party! It's that time of year again when my coworkers and I put on dresses and heels and drink a little too much and eat some chicken McNuggets afterwards. These lovely ladies are Maggie and Angelica and they look simply ravishing in festive masks. The night got a little blurry after this....
Scotcharoos: This was actually round two of Scotcharoos. Round one I messed up with some amateur move by boiling the sugar too long. This was sweet redemption.
Recipe Testing! This afternoon of recipe testing may have left me with a few duds but it definitely made me realize that if I had the time and resources, I would gladly test and develop recipes a lot more. I'm still convinced I can make Gingerbread Smore's Cups work. Just give me some time!
Carbs: After the holiday party, I needed carbs in a very serious way. I've actually been eating a lot less carbs lately (aside from all the baking, obvi) and I'm afraid that going carb-crazy this weekend opened the flood gates again. They're like a drug. Once those salty starchy french fried hit my lips, all hope was lost. I just need my fix, man.
Goat cheese: But don't worry about all the carbs because I followed it up with a veggie burger on a salad! This was really a practice in self-restraint because I could have ordered this burger on a pretzel bun. And Ann Lindsay has never said no to a pretzel bun. But in reality, this salad existed solely as a vehicle for goat cheese to my mouth. Mission accomplished.
And a follow-up! So remember when I entered a contest? Something tragic has happened. I lost. So obviously I'm devastated. And I'm fully willing to admit that I'm a sore loser. Always have been, always will be. It's the reason I rarely enter contests. But my jealously, resentment and sadness don't really manifest themselves in any real way. It's not like I'll take revenge on the winners. I wouldn't even know how to do that. How would I do that? If you could suggest a way to exact revenge, what would you recommend? Hypothetically, obviously.
So anyway, the winner received an iPad which is fine because I don't really want one. They're overrated, probably. I don't really know, cuz I don't have one. And never will. Because I lost. I'M TOTALLY FINE WITH IT.