Keeping daily expectations manageable

Walked dog. [Imperative in his world. By 7:30 AM, reaches state of ‘Urgent!’.] Baked biscuits. [Imperative in my world.] Here’s the recipe. Opened package containing aloe vera to complete my sanitizer ingredient list. Confession: Needed to review my Amazon orders to remind myself what was in the box. Dodged 94.1% Read more…

I should be writing. Instead…bread pudding.

Sweet potato bread pudding, to be specific, inspired by an episode of George Hirsch Lifestyle I had leftover monkey bread/pull apart from a local bakery–the parts lacking anything resembling sweet, syrupy, or nutty [i.e. the dry stuff that should have been drenched, but wasn’t. Okay, so I’m a hard-nose when Read more…

I should be writing. Instead…mini-pies.

Yep, not getting out much over the last week, so… Substituted one cup of almond flour. [2:1 ratio–all-purpose:almond.] It added a nice [no surprise] nuttiness and richness to the crust. I’d do it again. Filling: caramel-dried cranberry-pecan-apple. Topping: a basic streusel I threw together [flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon] Caramel: Read more…

Overwhelmed at the thought of writing?

Fast Company’s Art Markman has four suggestions: Break it down Make an outline Just get something down Write for five more minutes If the list doesn’t tell you enough [and it doesn’t], here is the fleshed out version. And I would add another suggestion. Bake…[no, it doesn’t necessarily help you Read more…