Next time someone says to you blondies are boring, change their minds by presenting a plate of crispy, chewy and gooey Potato Chip Dulce de Leche Blondies in front of them!
Can I take a second and talk about what a huge dork I sometimes am? Not in the I like to watch sci-fi and read fantasy books type dork (although I think that puts me into geekdom?) but the fact that sometimes I zone out.
This time by zoning out I’m talking about the fact that I made these awesomely delicious blondies not just for you to enjoy but for a special blog friend, Stephie from Stephie Cooks who is about to run off and join the married lady club next week. It was supposed to be for her virtual shower but stuff – life really got in the way.
Typical excuse, yes? But. . . but I have a really good reason, which sort of leads up to my news (sorry Stephie, next week can be about you, m’kay?) 🙂
In all seriousness my dorkiness and forgetful nature last week was just a buildup of 4 very exhausting weeks for me. If you’ve been reading for awhile, I’ve chatted about how life has been busy and not really getting out to do as much as I used to do. There hasn’t been much life stuff to write about because I haven’t had much of a life. Day to day activities were get up, walk the dog, work at home for an hour, go to the day job, come home, eat, spend a little time with the husband and if I had any mental capacity left do more work at home. Weekends were strictly relegated to blog and bakery work.
Where does that leave time to do fun things? Who wants to hear about that?
It was an exhausting schedule for the last 6 months and one I could barely keep up with, so I made the big change and left the day job. A giant leap for sure but one I’m so excited about, I can dedicate more time to me, to this blog, to the Bake Shop (p.s. how about some cookies? I hear that cookie of the month club is pretty sweet). In all seriousness, I felt the stress melt away that first Monday I didn’t have to wake up, take my hour long commute into Times Square and spend 4 hours working on excel reports.
Plus the pug is happier than ever to have me at home. My biggest stressor is figuring out how to teach him sitting on my lap is not allowed during work hours (it’s not working thus far).
Let’s get back to the blondies okay? This is how we really want to start the weekend, isn’t it?
Normally I have a need for chocolate in everything but like I said, these were made with Stephie in mind and (gasp) she doesn’t like chocolate. I can get behind it, it’s not everyone’s thing. So out with the chocolate, in with the dulce de leche and crunchy potato chips. The perfect marriage of sweet, gooey, salty and crunchy.