All I have to say is convection baking rocks. I'm going to completely admit that my ovens scare me. I mean, they came with a DVD and a couple of honest to god novels to read, and until tonight I'd never even turned on the convection bake section and had just stuck to regular baking. But, when a girl has dozens and dozens of Halloween goodies to bake with a party looking just a few days away it's time to try the "convection bake multi-rack" option. Why start out at regular convection baking when you can do the full whammy and load that sucker full of pans? And that's what I did, three trays of cookies in - top, middle, and bottom, and 3 trays of perfectly baked cookies straight back out. Cha Ching. That's why the thing was somewhere close to a million bucks. I think this kitchen and I are going to be friends for years to come.
Let's see, in other news Brent got a tetanus shot today. He went to the doctor to have a bump on his head examined and came back with a tetanus shot. (The bump is just a non-harmful cyst.) If you will remember back to February 2006 our same doctor gave me a tetanus shot when I had tendinitis. And for days and days I had a painfully sore arm and swore I would never have a tetanus shot again because they suck THAT badly. AND during the whole kitchen renovation I was the one who had to carry all the old studs with old nails out because I had the tetanus shot. AND YET my husband, when told he has not had one since 1989, gets a tetanus shot to feel like he got his $15 co-pay's worth. And then gets mad at when I ask why he didn't ask the doc if he could take a minute and consult with his CPA (me) on whether or not he should get this shot because I would have said DON'T DO IT!!!!! So guess who's wandering around with a seriously sore arm tonight???? Honestly, are these shots even necessary??? How many people end up with tetanus each year?
Well, that's all for tonight. It's time to sample those cookies. I wouldn't want our guests to get ill from them......