So the past few weeks I have been lazily following everyone’s blogs without commenting (too much work) or writing my own (even more work). I have given myself the excuse that I have been busy enough at work that I deserve to do what I want while I am at home. Naturally, what I want to do is be lazy. Not a very good option when I have four children, tons of dirty laundry, unclean bathrooms, etc. And on the days where I don’t feel lazy, I still don’t do those things…. because I have found an awesome new hobby.
OMG. So Much Fun.
I absolutely love “flipping” through recipes online for ideas, and then creating my own versions. Allrecipes.com has become a favorite site. Just yesterday I found an even awesomer site. Bakingdom.com. You gotta check it out. Her ideas are so creative, and she’s already done all the trial and error, so all I have to do is follow the recipe. I can hardly wait for my next day off to try out the cinnamon roll cupcakes.
Last week, I baked an “apple pie” cupcake. I used ideas from a few different recipes, and they turned out totally awesome. In fact I still get comments at work about how good they were.
And before that, I made some pumpkin pancakes for the kids with homemade apple cider syrup. Totally delicious!
I’ve also been trying out some new recipes for dinner… a few weeks ago, I made a chicken pot pie that I have always wanted to try, and finally did. The family loved it and it was so fun and easy to make!
And a few days ago, I made chili (not that unusual for me to make chili), but I made cornbread in a cast iron skillet, cuz I’ve always wanted to try that. Once again…. delicious!!
I don’t think my family minds that they have been my guinea pigs this past month. Although not every recipe that I have tried has been a hit. (They didn’t like the oatmeal, cranberry, white chocolate chip cookies that I baked, and the apple muffins were just an “ok” recipe.) But I have had so much fun trying them out, and searching online for recipes, that it doesn’t bother me that the housework isn’t getting done.
And to top everything off, my ever loving husband bought me a new laptop for my birthday… so now I don’t have to share with anyone… and I can look at recipes whenever I want. I honestly feel like I am in heaven.
And since I don’t have to give the computer to the next person in line, I can make time to blog again.
I’m a Lucky Girl. 🙂