Happy Friday peeps!! It was a crazy week here. Lots of family excitement and sadness that I won’t get in to but it was a roller coaster ride to say the least. The most important thing is that all is well in the end and it is amazing what a loving family and some quality time spent together can do for your soul.
So now things are finally settling down and since I had book club to look forward to on Thursday with all of the ladies from work I thought that I would relieve a little bit of stress by whipping up a batch of cookies!! Does anybody else stress bake?! Just kidding, I wasn’t really stress baking. I actually really enjoy baking and I haven’t come across many things that I can’t bake but I also don’t like having all of the sweets around the house when I do decide that I want to bake. I mean I am all about the balance but having a couple dozen cookies staring me in the face every day is not the best for my health. So this week seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a batch of cookies! I could take them to book club and keep just a few at home for my little family. Win and win!
Typically, I keep a handful of staples in my pantry that I use regularly when I bake so as long as my recipe of choice isn’t crazy I normally have everything on hand. Today was no different. I pulled out my big cookbook from my mom and scanned through the recipes to find something I had all of the ingredients for. I settled on a cut-out cookie recipe and and hour later I ended up with a pan of super cute flamingo and hearts. Check them out above! Everybody loved them at Book Club and the boys at home didn’t mind them either 😛
At book club I brought along my past few reads to share. Read about them here and here. And I came home with a few new ideas for my next reads that I can’t wait to start once I finish my current book. Have you heard of them? One is called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World of Extroverts by Susan Crain and the other is called Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.
We always discuss a lot of different books from all different genres. That is one of the things I love about this club. We all get together and share our recently read titles and give a little teaser for the book. Sometimes that teaser turns into a full blown discussion because everyone has already read that book and sometimes it turns into a battle to be the next person to borrow that book! Either way it is always so much fun and I really look forward to these evenings out even more now that I am not in the classroom teaching. I have never been part of a regular book club where everyone reads that same book and discusses so I can’t speak as to which I like better but for now this really fits my life style. There is no pressure to read a book at all…one just has to show up and enjoy themselves. Count me in!! I can’t wait for the next one!
Are you part of a book club? How is yours run?