Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day

It's leap day today.

A day we only get every 4 years ... though if we live long enough (2100) we'll see an 8 year cycle for leap year, which seems strange right? Okay, well, maybe only to me!

None-the-less, we have a bonus day today.

Alas, I will be doing what I do every Monday.

I thought about trying to do something special for today, but there just didn't seem to be anything that struck me as worth doing. And the week in general is a busy one, so February 29 will look like February 28 and March 1.

I know I've been quiet around here lately.

There's so much I want to say, and yet, I have nothing to say.

I've been busy living life.
I've been busy resting.
I've been busy reading.
I've been busy knitting.
I've been busy doing.
I've been busy being.
I've been busy being busy.
I've been busy being lazy.

All of this busyness leaves me exhausted.

Don't get me wrong, life is good. I'm getting things done. There's lots of laughter and smiles. I'm trying new things. It's good.

But I'm so tired. Same old story. I'm trying to manage the exhaustion better - some days I do a better job than others.

So, on this bonus day this year, I'll be doing what I do! And it will be good.  

Monday, February 22, 2016

Baking Bucket List

Last week I made a fruit tart.
I've been wanting to make a tart for a while, and was excited to get a tart pan for Christmas.
I made it, and somehow, it turned out really good! 

Last year, all I wanted to do was try a poached egg and risotto. I've done both and they actually tasted good. I don't do poached eggs often, but I do make risotto sort of often as a side dish for us.

There are a few other things I've thought about in the back of my mind that I'd like to try to make for myself, if only once, so I decided to make a baking bucket list (well, baking/cooking list, but I like the consonance of the b). Anyway, without further ado and in no particular order at all

Official Baking Bucket List
Focaccia bread
Homemade croutons
Homemade marshmallows
Homemade pasta
Mozzarella sticks with homemade mozzarella
Lemon meringue pie
Chocolate mousse
Apple fritters
Sour dough bread
More than three layer cake
Homemade cheese crackers
Pita bread
Homemade pop tarts
Banana Cream Pie
French Onion Soup
Coffee Cake