Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace
A Saturday experiment: ginger cake.
The recipe calls for grinding a crazy amount of chopped fresh ginger,
about 1/2 cup, in the food processor with the sugar and spices.
How brilliant! How fragrant!
There’s also ground (dried) ginger in the recipe, the glaze is made with ginger ale,
and then I put chopped candied ginger on top.
Drawing on fabric: a leftover project from Sunday school that has occupied him for hours.
To minimize the mind-numbing bickering that goes on in this house, I lay four Twizzlers on the counter and, for a specified period of time (in this case, afternoon clean-up), every time someone says or does something nasty, I take a bite of that person’s Twizzler. It’s stunningly effective. Plus, I pay better attention to the dynamics—I don’t want to miss out on any Twizzler bites.
Peeling potatoes for a batch of sweet rolls.
My ancient workhorse: whipping the hot marshmallow batter.
Dusting the vanilla bean marshmallows.
You can’t tell from the picture, but there was quite the crowd of snitch-happy onlookers.
In pretty, thrifted tins: caramel popcorn.
French chocolate granola, ready for the bake sale.
(That’s where the marshmallows, caramel popcorn, and sweet rolls were destined, as well as a bunch of other things not pictured here: ginger cream scones, cranberry orange scones, sourdough bread, chocolate peanut butter cake, and monster monster cookies.)
Assembly line: readying the prayer cards, fundraising letter, and pledge cards for church mailboxes.
For those of you whose mailing addresses I already have, I’ll be sending you a packet later on this week. If I don’t have your mailing address and you’d like to receive one, let me know.