In spite of the heat I decided to bake yesterday morning. I made carrot raisin muffins using Mimi's Cafe Carrot Raisin Bread, which I doubled, but forgot to double the sugar so I “had” to make a cream cheese frosting to balance out the flour taste. Even without the frosting they were pretty darned good. I will make them again, and remember the sugar! For Chris I made Grama's apple muffins , shown above. Finely I made Betsy's granola (thought I'd gotten this from My five men blog but couldn't find it when I went to link to it... but you should check out her blog anyway, she's got other great recipes I'll be trying). Wish I'd taken a picture of the granola after I added all the fruit, it was very festive, tastes great too! For lunch I threw together some steamed asparagus and sautéed shrimp with an Asian salad dressing. Surprisingly good...
Spent the rest of the day working on changes to the blog and my Etsy shop. Very productive day. Unfortunately the geo-thermal system decided to have issues so that house wasn't nearly as cool as it had been on Tuesday, that made dinner interesting. Chris wasn't interested in the left over Chicken fingers so we tried Betsy's trick of BBQ'ing a pizza, though ours was frozen and her's was homemade. We used a double insulated pizza pan on the grill. She's right, it gets a bit of that oven baked burn-ness but it was pretty darned good. Only next time I won't add Romano cheese, it doesn't melt.
Today I've got a meeting that will last well into the afternoon....
So I didn't get the above posted before I left for my meeting.... after my meeting my friend Carolyn invited me to her home to meet her roommate Alice. Alice and I worked for the same company several years ago but had never met. Listening to Wm Paul Young, the author of The shack, a few weeks back, he said the best compliment a friend gives another friend is by giving them their friends. That happened today. I spent a lovely afternoon getting to know, and be known, by new friends. Very happy day! BTW, if you are interested in Paul's conversations, that's what they are rather than a teaching or a sermon, here are the links. The afternoon session he spoke more about how and why he wrote The shack, the evening session he spoke openly and candidly about his life, which was the testing grounds for the lessons taught in the book. You will need to create a user account with Bethel, and I believe you will need to pay for both of those videos, but very worth the time and money.
Now that I've played all day, it's time to make dinner. On the menu: pork parmesan, but I'm using mozzarella and a pasta with some sort of a red sauce.
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