said goodies included...
3 small loaves of banana bread
1 large loaf of banana bread
3 small loaves of zucchini bread
1 large loaf of chocolate chip zucchini bread
dozen zucchini (bread) mini donuts
dozen zucchini bread mini muffins
1 pan of carrot and zucchini bars with lemon cream cheese frosting (i used g.f. flour + 1 t. xanthan gum)
can you say yum?
i had a "helper" for all of this. in reality, he actually spent most of the time begging to turn the mixer off and on, brandishing the spatula like a sword and/or ninja staff, & sticking his fingers in the food.
there was some helping involved. he attempted to scrape the bowl for me a few times. he showed me that he didn't need to watch while dumping flour into the mixing bowl, which resulted in mommy wiping a 1/2 c. flour off the mixer and counter. and cracked a few eggs for me. only once did i have to fish for shell.
he'll get there eventually.
and i think we're set on baked goods for a while. :)
p.s. on the subject of cooking, i have been desiring a toaster oven for while now, only really waiting til we buy a house (one less thing to move & one less thing to fit on my tiny counters here). however, this article about microwaves has spurred me on a bit more. i don't use mine a lot anymore, but now i'm thinking of avoiding it as much as i can. and before some of you get all up in arms defending your microwave, know that's just fine with me. i simply have different convictions about using a microwave. :)