Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

STORY OF A NON-BAKER

The Rogue Speaks:

This is week 106 of Jenny Matlock's (Off On My Tangent) Saturday Centus!  Each Saturday Jenny gives us a prompt with which to write a short story.  We have 100 words, plus the prompt.  Since I have been know to be, uh, "wordy," this is always a real challenge for me.  Oh, and speaking of challenges, if you have not read my Thursday post, please do!  You'll find it here.  The prompt for this week is in bold type.

Now, on to my STORY OF A NON-BAKER:
“Cream together butter,  and sugar…”

What does that mean?  Do I add cream?  What kind?  Not my expensive face cream that will remove all my wrinkles in only 20 years.
Wait!  Maybe if I mix the butter and sugar and that cream, I will become soft and sweet!  Sweet?  Me?  Nah!  Besides, this is supposed to be food!  I’m baking cookies! 

 Why did I agree to this?  The only time I “bake” is when I throw the store-bought cookies in the oven for a few minutes to fill the house with the aroma to make people THINK that they’re fresh-baked!  That’s it!

Works for me!!!!


Now, that was a prompt I could really sink my teeth into, don't you think?  But it was way too easy, since I use that cookies-baking trick all the time! 

See you next week!!!

22 comments:

Pondside said...

Really - you can do that and it works?
Off to the bakery I go.....

noexcuses said...

The things we do for beauty! Great post! I love the music you have today, so I am going to hang out for awhile!

Hope all is well with you! Happy Mother's Day!

anitamombanita said...

Nice trick. I'll have to remember it!! Happy mom's day

Gail said...

Cute...vanilla in a kettle will do the same thing without all the work.

askcherlock said...

When I was selling my former home, I used to mix a tad of butter with cinnamon in a pan just to let the aroma waft. Must have worked. I sold the house! I used to bake---a lot. But these days I know that if I bake, it will go straight to my waist and sit there. So my poor husband thinks I am just watching our diets for cholesterol and such. I'm just an undisciplined wench!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Judie so good to hear from you ~ Wow! Been awhile ~ wishing you a Happy Mother's Day and a magical week ahead ~ hugs and namaste, ^_^

JJ said...

Judie: Happy Mother's Day!

Vicki/Jake said...

Oh man, that really does work...I can smell them all the way out here! Ya, we even bake alike:)

Ames said...

I've used that trick too. And I put store bought pie crust in my own pie dish and call it homemade. Hee hee!~Ames

bluegrassnotes said...

Interesting trick

Jo said...

I've never tried that trick before but i have a friend that uses it all the time ... I actually bake ... I know ... weird or what???
Great story Judie!

Tammy said...

Lol...you are a thoroughly modern woman and hooray for that! Happy Mother's Day!

TJ Lubrano said...

Ciaooooo Judie! You got it :D YAY!! Aww you're so welcome. Hope you're feeling a bit better!! Xoxoxox *sprinkles around with cookies*

rmannell said...

The art of deception is alive and well in cooking. The secret is the aroma of cooking not so much the act of mixing. If it works, go with it. :)

Robin said...

Very cute. I, too, am wordy. A 100 word limit would be a killer. You did a lovely job and it succeeded in being creative.

knightsheart said...

Happy Mothers Day
Nothing like fresh cookies...

EG CameraGirl said...

I may have learned something new here. :) Put store-bought cookies in the oven and make people think they are homemade? Brilliant!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great idea! Good take on the prompt, and I learned a heplful hint. laurie

Judee said...

This was a fun one, and that's a really cool cooking tip you gave. Store bought cookies, fresh from the oven. I bet they taste better too. Um... I'm not too good with ovens, doe a microwave work?

THE SNEE said...

Hahaha! My sweet tooth wants more! Even the boxed cake will do!

Anna said...

Cute and honest post, Judie! I would think that maybe you did not bake that much in Arizona because you did not want to heat the kitchen unnecessarily in an already hot climate. (That was always my mother's excuse during the hot Virginia summer before we had air-conditioning.)
This is my feeble return to blogging after being decked a week with fever and the flu. (I am not totally recovered.)
Hope you are well.
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's SC wk 106 - Baking with...

Jenny said...

I love to bake...and I'm great at it...

Sadly...

That's why I'm fluffy and you're fit!

This was really cute, Judie!