Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friends, this past week has been hard. There's been some big shake up at work and I am now in a new position in the company. I can't go into details because I have a policy of not writing much about my job. Just know that it was incredibly difficult and removing me from my position rocked a lot of people in my company. It's a weird situation and has nothing to do with me, I just got caught in the middle. So today I did what I always do when under severe stress-- I cooked.
I made Fleur de Sel Caramels and found out my candy thermometer is off because I ended up making hard candies instead of chewy ones. I have to thank my hammer for helping me break this into pieces.
I also made two types of caramel sauce, one being my normal every day caramel sauce (not pictured) and a Dulce de Leche.
I roasted garlic.
And put some of the cloves in olive oil. That way we can have them later and then use the garlicy oil for something else.
I also roasted vegetables and made my Roasted Vegetable Soup again.
And then I made chocolate chip cookies.
It was an enormous stress relief. I loved just putzing around and creating. It did my spirit wonders. Right now I am watching Sons of Provo, a Mormon movie, with friends old and new. Do you remember my love of Mormon movies? Because I really do think they're hilarious. This particular one is funnier than normal. It really is just the most wonderful end to a wonderful day.