Some of you will remember the recent contest I hosted in February Boy or Girl: Care to Wager? leading up to the birth of my baby girl. I committed to baking my famous chocolate chip cookies for the winner and shipping them if the winner was outside Montreal. Thankfully, the contestant from Jordan didn’t win! Instead, the winner of the cookies was Heather Rossiter of Charlottetown. She and I went to UPEI together.
I took advantage of being local to her the week before last and baked up a batch of cookies while visiting my parents in PEI. I actually added a dark chocolate easter bunny to the cookie batter for a little seasonal je ne sais quoi.
The baking effort made my new boss a little tired so she insisted on resting up before the delivery.
And here’s the happy contest winner. She shared her winnings with her colleagues at the P.E.I Liquor Control Commission and wrote afterword to say they were a big hit.
And so…it’s a fait accompli. Heather tried to convince me that, as the mother of a newborn, I didn’t need to come good on my promise of actually baking the cookies. I would have none of that. A promise is a promise. Keeping my word is something I value highly (in me and in others). And she did come so very close with her guess, after all.