Stir it Up, #926


I have never been a very good baker.  That may be surprising to some of you since I am so crafty and am a hopeless creative type.  It is true though…my cookies come out burnt, my cakes dry and my dough always has spots of flour that I somehow miss mixing in.

The problem is that baking is an exact science.  You cannot even slightly deter from a recipe or you end up with a mess.  I know that this basic concept is my problem.  This is why I prefer cooking any day to baking.  If you add an extra pinch to a cooking recipe, it still usually ends up delicious.

All this said, I must admit to you that I’m a bit apprehensive about baking Hamantaschen with 3rd-9th graders.  Hamantaschen are traditional Purim cookies, and this group of eager children and I are taking on the project in preparation for a Purim Family Shabbat dinner.  Oh goodness…pressure is on.  Please keep your fingers crossed that our Hamantaschen come out okay.  Later tonight, I will upload some photos and let you know how it went, but until then….please, blog friends, keep me in your good thoughts.  I need all the positive thinking I can get.

Fortunately, I am not heading into this project alone.  I have two fabulous colleagues to work with…one of which is also a non-baker.  Oh dear!

My song of the day is from someone who always gets me in a happy mood…Bob Marley!  “Stir it up” seems like a good mantra for this blog.  So why not….good music to get us going.  Enjoy!



About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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  1. Pingback: An Update on Hamantaschen | Tucson Songstress

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