First off, what is a Tardis? I’ll borrow from wikipedia:
The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who.
Second, what is Turducken? Well, it’s basically a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck that is stuffed inside a de-boned turkey. I’m pretty sure it’s southern. I have never tried it and I never intend to since I can’t eat animals that I either: 1. LOVE. Or 2. Am petrified of. And I love Donald Duck so I don’t eat duck. I do like chicken and turkey, though.
Moving on, Turducken cookies are also called pillow cookies (recipe: here) except we (me and my friend and baking consultant, Rachel) don’t stop at brownies baked into chocolate chip cookies. We also put something in the brownies. So for Cassidy’s birthday yesterday, I made Tardis Turducken Cookies: Toffee stuffed into a brownie stuffed into a giant chocolate chip cookie. Genius, no?
Then I added a candle and Tardis photo cut-outs! Voila! Sci-fi dork pillow cookies from heaven.
Feel free to hire me to bake for your next theme party. You won’t be disappointed.
Speaking of birthdays, a special shout-out to my Uncle Jamie who has been sending Scarlet birthday presents for every month she’s been alive. I wonder how long he plans to do this..
Her wonderful sun hat came on Cassidy’s birthday and she modeled it for me:
Birthdays to me are always about family. We haven’t done Cassidy’s birthday with family since we’ve been together. We’ve either been in California or just celebrated it with Scarlet. Two out of our three sets of parents came last night and we had a potluck dinner. It was pretty magical.
Chicken, green salad, paella, fruit salad, and of course, cookies.
Scarlet tried to help but having had missed any form of a nap all day, she was pretty much delirious. She was also putty in our hands, which was pretty fun.
It felt so good to just…celebrate his birthday. No worries about money or time or really anything. The day was hectic but I never worried it wouldn’t be spectacular. Just seeing Scarlet say, “Happy Birthday” to Cassidy and watching her love him and her grandparents = perfect day.