Z finally got up at a little before 9 and decided to go to school. I figured I should really get out of the house so I snapped on my pedometer, filled up my water bottle and off we went. I didn't have any real plan of how far I would go but as I made my way down down down I decided that I didn't want to walk all the way back up. I figured that as long as I followed the bus-route I could always hop on a bus. Eventually I reached the last bus-stop that I was willing to walk to. A quick calculation made me realize that waiting 30-45 minutes for a bus in the sun was silly when a 20 minute uphill trek would get me back home. So I hoofed it back up the mountain.
For some weird reason I couldn't seem to get it through my head that today was Thursday and that Shabbos cooking really needed to be done... I guess there's always tomorrow.
We're planning on taking 'early shabbos' again this week - but that still gives me until almost 6pm to prep all of the food. On a really exciting note - it's our first quiet shabbos in 16 weeks and I am thrilled and overjoyed! I love having guests - but sometimes a quiet weekend alone is exactly the right medicine. Instead of cooking for shabbos I decided to restock the muffins-selection in the freezer.I had strawberries and a few sad looking peaches so I figured I'd turn them into something. I wish I could link you to the original recipes - but I didn't follow either of them anyway.
The strawberry muffins are a basic buttermilk muffin with diced fresh strawberries folded into the batter. Then strawberry jam gets swirled into the muffins to kick up the taste a notch - and it's all topped off with a cinnamon-y almond struesel topping.
The peach muffins are so 'autumn-y' - they're made with brown sugar and packed with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Of course fresh diced peaches are folded straight into the batter.
Z seemed to like both - so I'm hoping they'll actually get eaten.