Yesterday the boys and I had big Valentine’s Day plans: trip to the gym, me baking while they nap, decorating cookies and making Valentines together, and then a trip to visit their dad at work.
The day did not go as planned (shocker) as Hudson awoke, sick, so we skipped the workout and got to nap time early, which just barely allowed me time just to make the sugar cookie dough before the babies awoke. I shoved it into the fridge and dashed upstairs to find Hudson, sweating, and with a temperature of 102.7. By the time we were able to get in at the doctor’s office, it was up to 104.7 (!) (seriously scary), so the rest of the day was one of our roughest twin-days in a long time.
Hudson wanted to snuggle like crazy, while Jack was LIT. UP. We’re talking, running around, wanting to play, bringing us toy after toy, YELLING - and just overall in need of some attention and companionship. Hudson wanted to doze off, and cuddle, and not move, but Jack kept waking him up, or hitting him, accidentally, with his toys.
I felt completely inept and unable to provide what both boys needed. It was rough.
Fastforward to today!
Both boys are feeling much better, so we attempted to pick up our baking where we left off, only to find the chilled cookie dough uncovered in the fridge, and dried out.
I googled fixes - and promptly ignored them, opting instead, to wing a solution of my own.
I read somewhere in high school that a slice of bread (I always use the ends) placed in a canister of brown sugar will keep it moist and also revive it if it’s dried out. With this in mind, I placed a slice of bread atop the dough and covered them with plastic wrap, then left the bowl on the stove while the oven preheated.
And it worked! Amazingly! -Without risking changing the consistency by adding milk water, or butter as suggested online.
Finally, a victory, in a week thus far, of uphill battles.