It’s Monday! Friday night we went out to dinner. Saturday, Aaron left early to go work on our house in the North Side so I took the boys to the Waterfront because we had a couple errands to run. We took a walk on the trail there and then played with the hola hoops.
Saturday evening we went to a wedding so my in-laws watched the boys. The wedding was fun! We were seated with a bunch of my second cousins who didn’t even remember me because they’re all like 10 years younger than me! I have quite a few second cousins. Also, I used to babysit the girl who got married.
I wore a red dress. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of bright colors. However, I am a fan of off the shoulder straps. Two people asked me if I made the dress. I did not. Someday maybe. Right now, lining things like this seems to be over my skill level.
Sunday was pretty uneventful. Aaron took the boys to breakfast and I did a bit of sewing and thinking about the fact that we’re moving in two weeks and haven’t started packing yet.
I made these thumbprint cookies from Brown Eyed Baker (she’s a Pittsburgh blogger) for the wedding cookie table. I followed the recipe almost exactly except I added a little extra milk to the dough because it seemed a little dry. (This may have been because I use vanilla bean paste instead of regular vanilla extract.) But they were really good! I didn’t have any dutch process cocoa so I used Hershey’s Special Dark which was surprisingly good. Regular Hershey’s cocoa powder is not good.
Also, I didn’t take them out midway through baking and press the indentation again like the recipe said.
I bought blue sprinkles in the bulk bins at the grocery store. I doubled the recipe for the dough and the frosting and it made exactly 6 dozen. Apparently thumbprints are a Pittsburgh thing? I had no idea. But definitely make these! Thumbprints are my favorite cookies. Mainly I like frosting. And sprinkles. So sugar. I like sugar.