Tuesday, July 31, 2012
You read that right. 1300 cookies. I have been away for a few days because I took off work. I have a laptop at home but it is rediculously slow even after taking it in to be cleaned up. It drives me crazy so I just don't use it unless I have to. So, that partially explains my SP hiatus. I had to take my son to get some teeth cut out on Tuesday morning and did some car shopping that afternoon. Wednesday is where the madness began.
Some people from my church are going on a mission trip to the Dream Center and Skid Row in LA. One of the youth going is the youngest sibling to my college best friend. She was a baby when we became friends and is now about to begin her sophomore year of high school. They all sent letters to family and friends asking for prayers and/or monetary support. I really wanted to help but we felt like we couldn't just dole out the cash, atleast in the capacity we wanted. My hubby suggested we sell iced sugar cookies. And, we did. To the tune of 95 baker's dozens (13). It took 3 women 4 hours Wednesday night to mix all the dough. We FILLED 18 gallon size freezer bags full. Thursday we made the amazing icing. 1 1/2 - 5 gallon buckets full. Thursday night, it took 3 adults and 2 teens about 6 hours to roll and cut out the cookies. We started baked about 15 dozen that night to have some to start frosting friday while the rest were baking and cooling. We started in about 9 Friday morning and had all of the frosted and boxed by 4:30pm. We delivered cookies for a few more hours too. It was completely exhausting, but well worth it (I guess
) We raised about $950 to go toward the trip!! I am happy with that and they were too. I can't say I will ever do that again but I guess this time was ok.
I didn't eat any of the baked cookies. I did eat about 2 cookies worth of the raw dough but other than that refrained. It wasn't even hard. And, I couldn't care less if I ever see another cookie in my life, lol. I am back to work so I am back to SP. If only I ever took a few days off just for me. One can only dream...