Since it is raining..again...still, I thought that I should spend some time today trying out some new recipes for Farmers' Market. Last year I had several varieties of cookies that I baked every Friday for the Saturday market. I decided that I would try some new things this year (calm down, my market friends, I will still have the regular cookies for you too). When I mentioned to my friend Jean that I might make some pecan logs, she begged me not to. Our booths are next to each other at market and she is already fighting a serious cookie addiction that I perpetuated by sending her home with my leftover cookies last year. I showed no mercy for my dear friend and made these pecan logs anyway that, Sadly for Jean, turned out really well.....except for the fact that this one has an uneven appearance (it's a little smaller at one end). Yes, that seriously bothers me. These are only samples though, so imperfections are somewhat tolerable (we must eat them all to make sure that the flavor is acceptable...and hide evidence of less aesthetically pleasing baked goods...quality control don't cha know). But they are nutty and caramely and nougaty, what could be better? Okay, maybe some chocolate, but that is for another day.
That was about as far as I got with the recipes. I have a couple of ewes that started looking a little "funny" this evening, so I will be spending a lot of time keeping watch tonight...we shall see.