I’ve convinced myself that I am not crazy for getting up at 3am to bake homemade scones and brew chai tea and set the table with our finest, well, finery.
I am also not crazy for waking my kids at 4:30am and ushering them quickly downstairs so we didn’t miss the big dress reveal.
I am perfectly sane for making them done plastic Target diamond studded tiaras that my mother did not give to me on my 18th birthday, over their bed-heads while drinking tea and eating scones.
And we need to remember how lucky they are that I didn’t lay out princess attire for them to wear when bunny pj’s from Target are more than appropriate for our cheap seats in the dark early morning.
And life was beautiful as we looked at the beautiful people in their dresses and hats and birds-nests and such…
But then when the wedding service started, the groans started….
“Mom, I thought your said this is a wedding – this looks like church to me!”
Lots of people get married in churches.
“And you are going to make us sit here the whole time?”
Yes, just like real church.
“Well then this totally isn’t worth getting up early for.”
It will get better, I promise. Pretty soon there will be more dresses, and horses, and carriages, and flags.
“Why did the old man in the beard just say “Billy Goat?”
He didn’t say Billy Goat – he said Holy Ghost
“Why would there be a ghost at their wedding?”
I don’t know that there is really a ghost at the wedding.
“But are there goats?”
No there are no goats either.
“I find it more believable that there would be a goat at the wedding than to have a ghost.”
Just watch the wedding.
“Mom, when I get married – I don’t want to marry a prince.”
Why not, hon?
“I think it would be better to just marry a regular person so not so many people would come to my wedding. And I would not have to worry about goats or ghosts.”
Chocolate Chip Scones
(adapted from cooks.com)
2.5 Cups flour
3 T sugar
1/4 t salt
2 t baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips(I prefer the semi-sweet mini chips)
Mix dry ingredients and cut in soft butter until consistent and crumbly. Mix in milk, eggs and vanilla and form a dough that holds it’s shape. Pat out flat on floured surface to about a 7-8″ diameter. Cut out shapes or choice or into wedges. I did rounded/flower shapes.
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 425 for 18 minutes
Cool and then glaze if desired.
Best Easy Vanilla Glaze:
1/3 Cup butter
2 Cups powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
2-3 T hot water as needed
Melt butter over low heat on stovetop. Add powered sugar and completely blend. Add vanilla and then enough hot water to make a smooth glaze.
Spoon over scones and let cool and harden.