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This kid is going to put me out of my make-believe job.

Son #1 did some serious damage in my kitchen over the past 3 days.  By damage, what I really mean is that he pretty much hip-checked me out of my own kitchen so that he could bake scones all by himself.

No help from mom.

No supervision required.


The only real damage was to my ego, because although he has been helping me bake since he was big enough to pull a chair up to the counter to stand on, he has always wanted me to hover around in case he had question. Not this time.

As Bacon Slayer quipped, Son #1 was literally “in my kitchen.”

The kid blew through 2 pounds of butter, 2 pounds of powdered sugar,  and nearly 5 pounds of flour making three different types of scones.  He made:

  1. Cream Scones with Maple Icing
  2. Chocolate Chip Scones
  3. Chocolate Chip Scones with Maple Icing, which he later dubbed “Chocolate Chip Pancake Scones” for their resemblance to his favorite breakfast.

Each and every batch was absolutely delicious.  And he even mostly cleaned up after himself. That’s my boy!  Son #1 was sure to photo document the whole experience because he has high hopes of doing a Guest Post here on the blog. Which, of course, would require both my approval and password.

Who needs his mama, now?

Son #1 was kind enough to allot his mother a baking time slot or two, so I was able to get in a few batches of my own little projects. More on that later this week.

Let’s be honest: From here until January, I’ll be demolishing many more pounds of butter & throwing flour around like it was an Olympic sport. And then–just when you thought I couldn’t possibly do any more damage–I’m going to whip out my *new* candy thermometer and and start melting enough chocolate to enrobe everything I can get my hands on.

Things are about to get Crazy Up in Here!

Bottom line? Posts are going to lean a bit heavy on the recipe side for the next few weeks. I hope you don’t mind. :)