Poor Mr. T. He turned into a fuzzy mess almost overnight.
It didn’t help that for some reason the weather goddess has determined that now would be a fab time to have hot ass, desert like weather. I’m talking in the 90s and very, very dry. Don’t get me wrong. I’m pretty darn happy for the sun to have graced us but the heat (my god, the heat!) makes it tough to sleep. I had to stop my run prematurely yesterday morning because I was so dry that I was on a fast track to heat stroke (I’m being slightly dramatic–I was starting to hallucinate though…good times).
It’s hard to stay hydrated in this weather. But I don’t think I’d trade it for cold and rainy.
What I didn’t mention on my last post is that last weekend I caught the baking bug. Let me preface this by saying a few things:
1. I’m not a baker. Or a chef. More like a sous chef in my house really.
2. I’m very particular when I cook, clean, etc. Heck, when I open presents, I neatly fold the wrapping paper. I know, I’m awesome.
3. I like to multi-task (thanks, Mom!)
So I decided that not only was I going to make cookies, but I also wanted to try a muffin recipe and then I saw a tasty corn scone recipe on lovely Eden’s blog and added that to the mix, too. When I bake, I lose my sense of preciseness (is this a word?) and become a complete kitchen tornado. I know, I know. This is the complete wrong time to not be measuring and following the recipes to the T. But it’s like I have to get it done. And quick. Here’s what the tornado ended up making:
Tangerine and thyme sugar cookies (made with whole wheat flour) with tangerine flavored icing. Apple streudal mini-muffins with pumpkin seed crumble topping.
Amazingly, things turned out rather tasty. I ended up making some gift boxes for some friends and added a few kinds of teas to drink with the baked goods. All in all, despite my frenzied baking state, making this stuff made me feel pretty happy. And sharing it was like icing.
The art of happiness is to serve all.