In honor of the gorgeous Spring-like weather we’ve been having, I decided to share a simple Spring cookie recipe with you (take note of the word “simple”).
Perhaps because I recently spent some time on Instagram, I was inspired to try and make my blog pictures just a little more beautiful for you all this week. First, I set out my little daffodils and I put the ingredients for the cookies into little glasses. So far, so good. And then, I decided to tint the egg a soft shade of pink just for the photo. Brilliant and creative, right? Turns out, not so much…
I found my bottle of red food coloring in the cupboard. It had leaked everywhere. Seriously, do they make those bottles leaky on purpose, because this happens to me all the time. The bottle was empty except for a few dried bits left behind (and of course I got those all over my hands) but by this time I was determined to have a pink egg in my picture so I filled the bottle with water and shook it.
Note to self: It is NOT a good idea to shake a leaky bottle of red food coloring.
There were red spatters all over the kitchen counter and, knowing how badly red dye stains, I began spraying and wiping in a frenzy. And then I looked down. There were red splotches on the floor!
I grabbed a sponge and wiped at the first spot. Instead of disappearing, my sponge dragged the dye across the floor. I turned the sponge over and kept wiping until the streak was gone. I gave it one last wipe and that’s when the sponge decided to drop all the red I had so carefully wiped up back onto my floor. And, keep in mind, this was just the first spot and there were seemingly hundreds of them!
I finally got into a rhythm of bending down, wiping, going to the sink, rinsing the sponge, and repeating. But, as I backed up along the floor, more and more spots seemed to appear. How in the world had I managed to get spatters all the way into the dining room? I turned around and noticed that the bottoms of my feet were red. Somehow, the klutz queen had managed to step in it and I was creating new spots as I cleaned the old ones.
I ran down the hall to the tub and began scrubbing my feet. Luckily, most of the dye came off … onto the tub and my fluffy white towel. So, next I had to find the tub cleaner and scrub the tub. Then, I gathered all the white things in the house and started washing a load in the hopes my towel would go back to being white again.
There were now pink footsteps in the bathroom and down the hall as well as the kitchen. And, since the sponge had to be cleaned under running water after every swipe or two, I was running back and forth to the sink like a crazed woman.
There are now only a few minutes left until my hubby comes home from work and all I have to show for my day is a messy kitchen, wet spots on the carpet and floor, and laundry banging around in the dryer (I had to wash the bathroom rug too).
Knowing my husband, he will walk through the door with his sweet smile and say, “What did you do today?” Oh, the poor dear man. He has no idea what he is walking into.
Oh, yeah, and here’s that SIMPLE recipe I was telling you about:
Mix together: A dry funfetti cake mix with ¼ cup EACH: water, oil, and flour. Add one egg (NOT PINK!). Stir together. Roll into balls and bake 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven. That’s it. Easy, right? Aaarrggg!