Baking Cookies + Sorting Through Bar Mitzvah Photos (TOL)


Is it Friday yet?

thinking out loud

I think I want a new coffee maker. I’ve been using a Keurig for 12 years and a part of me feels like switching back to the old-fashioned concept of brewing a full pot of coffee. Thoughts? Which type of coffee maker do you use right now?

We made chocolate chip cookies last night. Baking cookies (and always from scratch) used to be an almost daily thing for me. Over the last couple of years though, I’ve seen one of my former favorite hobbies dwindle down to nonexistent.

I can’t really say that my lack of interest in baking stems from writing this blog though because it’s not like I ever created new cookie recipes every week. I mean, sure, I shared a whole ton of cookie recipes but I was never a recipe blogger! Our interests just change sometimes or go through phases I guess, right?

So when my son decided he wanted to bake chocolate chip cookies last night, I was definitely not thrilled. I was tired and I didn’t feel like a major mess in the kitchen but it wasn’t too bad. Texture wise they weren’t on point for my usual but hey, it’s been a while. They still tasted right.

chocolate chip cookies

I’m trying to get focused on selecting the Bar Mitzvah photos from the photographer’s gallery so that we can finally order the albums and portraits. It’s ridiculous already! I think I need to just make the appointment with the photographer so that it’s on my calendar as pressure to select what I like. Or maybe I will just let them guide me. I have the link to the photo gallery and I click on the heart in the corner of the photos to favorite them when I like one but I honestly haven’t really narrowed down my choices.

Each time I go through the link I spot a picture from the Bar Mitzvah that I didn’t see before. Like this one of Heather and me. Certainly not album worthy but still, what’s with our faces? What were we saying or doing or reacting to?

heather and me

A black and white version of me screaming in the chair during the horah. I guess the photographer thought that maybe in black and white this picture would look better. That’s my friend Michelle in the background!


Smiling? About to cry? Probably both.

bar mitzvah

On This Day:

3/15/17: What I Ate Wednesday 

3/15/16: Cereal Milk Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies < – see, I told you that I used to bake and create new cookies!

3/15/15: Pure Barre, Some Yoga, Lots Of Running

3/15/13: Friday Confusion

Thinking out loud on the blog today including chocolate chip cookies and more random photos from the Bar Mitzvah! #thinkingoutloud #cookies #baking #barmitzvah Click To Tweet

Okay, tell me which coffee maker you have and which one you think I should get?

Do you still bake or cook as much as you used to?

If you are married or planned a big event, how quickly did you go through the photos to order albums and portraits?

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  1. says

    I don’t drink coffee but I drink tea all the time. When my boyfriend and I were deciding between a normal coffee maker and a Keurig type machine since I could get hot water from it, he decided on the normal coffee pot. The one we have is not fancy at all. Just a normal Black and Decker model from Target that was less than $30. It’s really easy to clean and we always prep it the night before so we just have to turn it on in the morning. He typically just makes 4 cups and is set for the day.

    Fresh baked cookies are always good even if they aren’t perfect.

  2. N Kirjan says

    French press all the way. It makes the coffee taste great with less acidity. Making overnight cold brew is my favourite way since it amps up the flavour of the coffee and has really low acidity which I need to avoid stomach issues!

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    I’m starting to bake and cook again more than I have in a long time, and I love it!

    I love the picture of you on the chair. 🙂

  5. Marissa says

    I actually have both a Keurig and a regular coffee maker and for the most part, I like the taste of the regular coffee pot better but if I’m in a hurry, it’s nice to have the Keurig! Have a good weekend!