Baking. I think baking is using dry heat (oven) to create desserts. You know, the stuff my grandson likes after school... cookies and such. Of course, Tonka the Great Dane, wouldn't mind a bite!
Every year, I make a batch of Baklava to donate to the Lubbock Children's Home for their annual bake sale. The bake sale is this weekend on Saturday. That is the beginning of my "baking" season.
Some of the days between about now and Christmas, I spend a few hours baking for my friends. By the way, my definition of "friends", includes my clients. Most of them become my friends.
The South Plains Fair starts Friday, September 23, 2016. That means, I will be baking for that event too.
I typically enter a baked good in the competition at the South Plains Fair. Last year, it was Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with Snickers. A blue ribbon was awarded for first place.
In 2014, I decided that Connor, my grandson needed to learn to bake. We both entered a baked item into the South Plains Fair. He made Thumbprint Cookies topped with cooked chocolate icing (an old family recipe). He won best in Show in the Junior Division. I was so proud of him. I was excited about his great big purple ribbon. He was excited about the check for $7.00 (yes, you read that correctly 7 bucks).
Connor and I had so much fun that year.
As a side note, I won best in show that year for the Baklava. We both received big purple ribbons.
Since I did not enter it last year, this year.... I will enter Baklava again. It has to be ready Thursday; delivered and entered by noon. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the big win this year!
I love Lubbock. Our community is great. While we are a "big" city in this area of about 350,000, we still have lots of fun with the good old South Plains Fair. I'll keep you posted on whether or not I "win" anything.
In the meantime, I'll be working. So if you know anyone who is moving to Lubbock, let me know. I'll be happy to help them in any way that I can. Have a great week! As Penzey's says..... "love people, cook them good food".
Mary McGuire, Broker
TODAY Realty, Inc.