November was an uneven month when it came to accomplishments. Even though I only wrote two posts, they were more involved and a couple of my favorites for the year. The chance to succeed at the board game challenge is basically dead in the water, but I did some really good baking.
1) Write at least 2 blog posts each month
Did a little health update and things are going really well.
Shared our Christmas traditions and some new ones we're starting.
2) Complete the 10 x 2 Board Game Challenge
We played none of our games for the challenge. That means we still have 7 total plays left to do before the end of the year. It's nearly certain that we won't complete the challenge. I'm sad. I've already decided not to include any board game related resolutions next year.
3) Bake at least 2 different baked goods each month
There's never a bad time to make biscuits. I decided to do a Twitter thread on the steps as I made them. I had a lot of fun doing it, so I may do more of them in the future.
Not wanting my rustic bread making skills to get rusty, I made a couple of loaves of sourdough. One of them didn't look great, but still tasted really good. This one, that proofed in the banneton basket, looked a lot nicer.
I was craving some cookies and wanted to get into cookie baking mode ahead of Christmas cookie baking, so I made these peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. The original recipe called for pretzels to be placed on top, but in my experience the pretzels are never crunchy enough. I just sprinkled some coarse sea salt on top. I also used crunchy peanut butter to add that little bit of extra texture.