Welcome newcomers! Jump right into our fun. Returners will recognize today as Part II of our newest favorite monthly ritual - The Fancy Flour Cookie Challenge!
Each month I (Claudia) suggest a holiday worth celebrating. Then you (the readers) scour the Fancy Flours web site for one of the 600+ (yes, you got it... over 600) cookie cutters you think I should have to use when baking up some holiday fun. Then Heather (my nemesis) jumps in and encourages each of you to find the cookie cutter most diametrically opposed to whatever holiday I have identified. Once all the votes are in, the winning cutter is tallied and I must set to work finding some...any point of connection between my holiday and your cookie cutter!
Sounds like fun, right?
In April we celebrated Earth Day and you challenged me with a porcupine. I packaged them in non-environmentally friendly cellophane bags (as so aptly pointed out by I-don't-miss-a-beat-Anonymous) while asking, "What Quill You Do to help the Environment?"
In May I announced the celebration of National Backyard Games Week (May 25-31) and you fired back with a Big Mouth Bass Fish! With a little bit of help from Katie, Cheryl, Heather, and our occasional consultant - Nan Anderson - here's what I've got. You might not be able to tell, but the colors are a deep green and a rose color (prettier in person).
Here's what they look like once packaged. I'm using them as invitations to a backyard celebration we are having next weekend. Cookies were bundled in batches of five and wrapped in recycled brown grocery bags and, for a final touch, topped off with fish netting and raffia. The slogan reads, "Reel Friends, Real Fun" with an invitation to join us for an afternoon of outdoor fun. The red fish hook attached to the raffia reads, "Hook, line, and sinker - the most fun you'll have all summer."
So that's what I've got. How about you? Make your suggestion of an occasion and slogan worthy of this Big Mouth Bass. If it is voted the winning slogan, you will win your very own fish cookie cutter (compliments of Fancy Flours). Just ask Melanie. She won last month's porcupine by suggesting cookies for your favorite student, with a tag reading... "You're One Sharp Cookie."
Wanna vote on the cookie cutter to be used in June's challenge? Be sure to tune in on Tuesday, June 2.
Until then, make a splash and show me what you've got.
Signing off until tomorrow...