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December 8: new

I’m playing a little catch-up here on the photo-a-day. Sunday was supposed to have been “dinner time” but that is the one day of the week when we don’t get to eat together as a family. Then yesterday was an anomaly because Mr. Gren had a meeting and the kids and I were off to (unsuccessfully) find the Santa fire truck. So tonight I will get my dinner time picture. In the meantime, we’ll get some other days covered.

New! I tried a new recipe for breakfast this morning. It was printed on the back of my bag of Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat flour. “Morning Glory Muffins” sound like the kind of thing you’d want to start your day. Unfortunately, even though I started on them at 6:40, they weren’t done in time for the kids to eat before I had to take them to school at 8:20, so I had to give them cereal instead. Hmph. I got to try the muffins after we got back and I think they’re pretty good, just labor intensive. Definitely a “make-ahead” recipe!

Whole wheat flour, carrots, apple, applesauce, pineapple, coconut and cinnamon!

Whole wheat flour, carrots, apple, applesauce, pineapple, coconut and cinnamon!

Baby Sprinkaan was also a fan.

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Om nom nom

Om nom nom

Excuses

It may appear that I’ve gone MIA again. I promise, I have things to write about and the will to write them, alas, I have not the time. We’ve been house/dogsitting for the past nine days — the dog requires most of the work — and running Rana to her summer science/reading program. It’s a big damper on my blogging mojo. But don’t lose heart, there will be posts coming. Soon, I hope! In the meanwhile, take a look at how else I’ve been keeping busy whilst having access to a real oven!

Mmmm! Raspberry crumble, Brownies from Heaven, and Cranberry Oat Cookies!

Mmmm! Raspberry crumble, Brownies from Heaven, and Cranberry Oat Cookies!

A glimpse into my day

Just four more days until we return to the cabin. It has been a nice respite to be in our friends’ house while they were on vacation. I made use of the oven today and made sure the kids spent lots of time outdoors to enjoy the sun!

For the first time in 8 months… cookies!

Turned out to be a sunny day after all

While I took a picture of this flower, a dragonfly landed on my fingers. I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo of him, too.

Still not a cooking blog

Alright, there hasn’t been much crafting going on lately what with all the packing and whatnot for house-sitting. But I did get to do something I haven’t done in eight months.

I made apple crisp!

We had it for breakfast this morning with yogurt and then the kids and I polished it off this afternoon for a snack. Mmmm.

Cherish your ovens.