Greetings from the home of Mr and Mrs Mordecai! She is kindly hosting her family and me while we are in town for her brother's wedding tomorrow. Her son, Red Chief, is in fine form at the moment and is keeping us all entertained.
My kitchen has been a busy place since last Saturday. In that time I have:
--Baked and decorated two layer cakes
--Made three batches of marshmallows and dipped them in chocolate
--Dipped a batch of caramels in chocolate (I traded a co-worker a batch of marshmallows for a batch of her caramels!)
--Made a double batch of fondant, destined to become cherry mashes in the near future
--Baked three loaves of lemon bread for the wedding reception of "bird-in-furnace-remover" (also known as Mrs Mordecai's brother, or DB)
As a result, my kitchen currently is a messy disaster and I just LEFT it that way this morning! Why do today what I can procrastinate until tomorrow? Ha! Actually, the real problem was that I didn't hear my alarm for the first 20 minutes it was going off this morning, so I ran out of time before I got to the cleanup part -- but I did do the MOST important thing --I got the caramels dipped. I was supposed to be at Mrs Mordecai's parent's house at 8 for breakfast before we departed. Umm... I started packing at 7:40, jumped in the shower at 7:45, and was several minutes late. Luckily we weren't on a strict schedule or trying to catch a flight!