L-chan (mellowcandle) wrote,

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bad tray bakes

Since in our last neighborhood we were kind of shut-ins, D wants to make sure we have a good relationship with our new neighbors. Which is a valid point, though as a hardcore introvert, making small talk is my idea of hell on earth; but I agreed with him that we should have an afternoon holiday open house to invite everyone over and get to know them a little and let them get to know who we are--this is especially important given that the people we bought the house from were hugely antisocial and no one knew them or really even saw them. The owners before them though were beloved and dearly missed, which, sorry, I'm just not going to be able to live up to that, but here, have some cookies.

The good news is everyone came yesterday and we had a nice visit. The bad news is we put out all kinds of food that no one ate, so now we've got tons of snickysnack stuff left over, crackers and cheese and summer sausage. I did send everyone away with tins of homemade cookies.

I bought a new baking tray as part of my Christmas present this year and used it for my cookies. So oddly, the new recipe I tried turned out really well, but the chocolate chips I've made a hundred times did not because they baked weirdly on this new tray. So that sucked. I had enough good ones made on my old tray to give away, and we kept the not-so-pretty ones.

We also invited our realtor, since he happened to send us a Thanksgiving greeting/email, and he hadn't seen the place since we moved in. Not ten minutes after all the neighbors left, he arrived, which turned out to be perfect because we could have an actual conversation with him instead of "where are you from/what do you do" type stuff.

He brought his new baby, and she was SUPERCUTE. What's with all the supercute babies lately? I still don't want one, but they're fun to look at.

He said his wife is having a cookie swap this weekend if we'd like to come, so maybe we'll do that. Now that I know my new tray bakes weird, I can plan better.
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