It’s that time of year where every minute counts.  After having declared that I was not going to bake cookies this year, I got pulled in. I blame Marianne of maRRose CCC .  On Friday she posted a recipe for tried-and-true cut out cookies. These are a weakness of mine, but I have never found a recipe I liked.

I can report back that these are delicious. Thin and crispy, not too sweet. The only problem I see with them is that I ate too many of them already.

I was able to get a little bit of crochet done. For some reason, even though my current project is just rows of double crochet, I have had to frog it multiple times. I am guessing it is due to being distracted and not being able to put down the thoughts of what else needs to be done.

Finally, I cooked up a beeswax paste to use for finishing wood. My husband is making cutting boards for Christmas gifts this year, and he needed a food-safe finish for them. The “recipe” is an emulsification of one part beeswax and four parts oil. It has been heated, stirred, and cooled and is now ready for application. I can’t wait to see what it looks like on all of the woods he is using.