A Night In

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This post is in partnership with Anolon for A Night In.

It was a bad DIY day.

We started out on a positive note. We’re going to finally finish the laundry room today!, we said. Early on, we ran into a few road blocks. We roamed the aisles of the hardware store a little too long, and we searched for router bits that didn’t actually exist, it seemed. We called up Chris and Julia and, knowing they were in the same laundry-room-boat not too long ago, asked them what to do, and – hooray! – their advice not only helped, but it allowed us to push through to phase two of our project. Phase two, though? Phase two was not very kind. We made a teeny, tiny measuring error that wasn’t so teeny or tiny after all, and we ended the DIY portion of our day frustrated; our project was (and is) on indefinite hold.

So what makes a bad day better? Cookies. Cookies turned even our best frowns upside down.

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That night, I fired up a holiday playlist for the first time this season (and I don’t care who knows it!), and I streamed the tunes through our kitchen speakers. I’ve always preferred baking over cooking meals, but I rarely carve out the time to make it happen. The majority of our baking utensils – sheets, spatulas and pans –  are hand-me-downs, so I was especially excited to try out Anolon’s line of bakeware. Here we are at 34-and-35-years-old, and for the first time in our adult lives, we have ‘grown-up’ bakeware. It’s the little things, but it made our nighttime snack that much more enjoyable to make.

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Scott’s favorite holiday treat is an old fashioned peanut butter kiss, and knowing I’d have the yummiest coffee companion for the rest of the week, I wasn’t about to turn down that request! He helped me pull out the flour, sugar and eggs, and Jack and CC anxiously awaited a slip of our spoon. It wasn’t a night for anything fancy, and we needed only a few cooking utensils to get the job done – a few mixing bowls, extra large cookie sheets, a good spatula and a couple of cooling racks.

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Another thing we’ve yet to add to our adult kitchen? A cookie jar! But to be honest, I’d rather store our cookies in an air tight covered cake pan. This bronze one is cute enough to leave out on the countertop.

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Is there anything cozier than a kitchen at night? (I might overuse the phrase ‘is there anything cozier than…,’ but really, is there?) For that reason, Julia and I are excited to have partnered with a handful of bloggers we love for our second installment of A Night In, and they all take place in the coziest nighttime room of the house. You can hop from room to room – or should I say, kitchen to kitchen? – below!

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Check in with the entire crew of A Night In:
Chris Loves Julia • Hunted Interior • Deuce Cities Henhouse • The Makerista • Annabode + CoHouse UpdatedLay Baby Lay • Grey Loves Grey

 

This post is a collaboration with Anolon. High fives to Anolon for graciously providing the bakeware, and thank you for sharing in our nighttime rituals! Use the hashtag #anightin and tag @yellowbrickhome and @chrislovesjulia on Instagram for a chance to be a part of next quarter’s installment!

  • jenn aka the picky girl - November 16, 2016 - 11:35 AM

    We got married in June, and after agonizing over reviews for literally every. thing. we put on our registry, we chose the Anolon 12-piece Advanced Hard Anonized (bronze) pots and pans, and we LOVE them! We cook quite a bit and thought about going the individual route, but we’ve used each piece a lot. I didn’t even realize they had bakeware.

    And yes, as before, I love these nighttime posts!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 16, 2016 - 11:39 AM

      Yup, next on our list is replacing all our hand me down pots and pans and getting ourselves ‘grown up’ cookware!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Blanner - November 16, 2016 - 5:34 PM

    Just darling! I love it and I’m always in for a new cookie recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - November 17, 2016 - 2:14 PM

    Noooooooooooooo! Hole cutting mishap with the countertop?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - November 17, 2016 - 2:21 PM

      Cutting the holes went perfectly – they’re perfect! – but we might not have added enough distance between the faucet and the bowl… Figuring out modifications now. Arugh.ReplyCancel

  • A Night In - The Kitchen - The Makerista - November 25, 2016 - 6:01 PM

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  • instagram - July 10, 2017 - 9:12 AM

    The cookies looks so good. Thank you for sharing the story.
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