What I've been doing lately
Looking back at my recent blog posts, I am a little bit surprised that I haven't been blogging very often. I am not sure what I've been doing instead. Although, when I really stop and think about it I think my chronic pain sometimes makes me depressed. (Or is it the other way around)? I haven't the heart or the energy to put words to paper (or screen in this case). Instead, I've been going down a Harry Potter audiobook/Great British Baking Show/cake baking weekend tunnel and basically been ignoring everything else. Hopefully with sunshine and nice breezes that will change my attitude, at least for the time being.
But to catch you up, here's what I've been doing lately (besides the 3 items listed above). Spoiler alert: it's possible all these highlights are about food.
1. Newton had a Food Truck Rally. What?! I know. Tiny baby Newton where residents are extremely set in their culinary ways had a food truck rally (featuring trucks from Wichita) and it went over so well (despite the weather being chilly. This was April 1 btw). In fact, it went over so well that some of the food trucks ran out of food. Thankfully, that wasn't my case. I met my friend Denise and her littles for this event so we could wait forever in a line to eat Asian/Mexican fusion food from Funky Monkey Munchies Food truck. Totally worth it.
2. Paska. OMG paska. I mentioned paska in a previous post but I did end up making 125 little paska for Tabor Mennonite Church's Easter Celebration. I never want to do it again but they seemed to enjoy them. And I needed that extra side hustle to help pay for butt/leg pain management. So it worked out. I was so happy to be done with it though.
|Here's hoping these were also in the men's bathroom|
6. Friends and Food: So I have this lovely back deck that I barely use because Kansas and I aren't always friends. However, I've used my deck twice already this spring. Once, back in March for a friends happy hour and another time yesterday evening for a small get together.
For my March happy hour, I made Joy the Baker's grapefruit margaritas. Last night I made a summery Pimm's Cup from Joy the Baker's new cookbook, Over easy, and this whipped goat cheese dip with caramelized onions from Annie's Eats. So good.
|Also I made this rosemary sourdough bread and it is amazing|
|Some day, I'll be better at taking pictures with my friends|
6. Spring bakes, which included Strawberry short cake, rosemary olive oil sourdough bread and a lemon cake with lemon curd and swiss meringue buttercream frosting (which I know sounds so fancy but was actually the most average cake I've ever made. It looked nice though).
These 2 pictures are from flowers near the office
Phew. It's out I've been doing a lot more things than I realized. This is why I need to blog more often. I congratulate you if you made it all the way to the bottom.