I’ve been home all day with a sick bambino. An outsider looking in wouldn’t believe the bambino’s battling a pretty nasty sinus infection, along with a sore throat & swollen tonsils–He never napped today, he actually hasn’t had a nap since Friday last week, and other than an occasional hacking cough, he’s acting perfectly normal. But as often happens when I’m home during a weekday, I baked.
I’ve been wanting to make hazelnut biscotti since Jay gave me this cookbook. However, forces have prevented me from making it. Hy-Vee’s been out of hazelnuts for awhile now, and I have no idea when they’ll get more in. So I made the next best thing:
I gave up on my wooden spoon at this point, and just got my hands in there to mix everything. I think I’m going to begin saving up for a stand mixer. Unless of course, KitchenAid just wants to give me one. That would be pretty sweet. Not that there isn’t something to be said for doing things like this by hand. But y’know, I get tired of it sometimes!
Tomorrow’s the start of a pretty busy string of activity…I have a book to read and a discussion to attend tomorrow night. Jay’s got tickets for us to go and see the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Thursday night, and on Friday, my friend Amy gets married, and it’s shaping up to be one helluva party!