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.
This same time, years previous: the quotidian (11.16.11), a homeschooling experiment report, red lentil soup with lemon and spinach, bad mamas
We've used the twizzler idea too. It works especially during family meetings when everyone seems to do a lot of bickering and not enough listening! 🙂 I would like to have visited your bake sale!
Love the Twizzler Idea. Send me a packet. 🙂
The Domestic Fringe
Your cake looks pretty amazing. I'd sure like a piece.
1. So I should make the cake? This might be good for husband's birthday.
2. I can't believe the amount of baking you did!
3. I'm going to do the Twizzler thing, but with chocolate chips (which I like more than Twizzlers).
4. I hope I'm on the prayer card list 🙂
1. It's a good cake, but I think I prefer this one: http://bit.ly/TbPB1Y It's more moist and I think it has more of a bite.
2. Frankly, it did me in.
3. It's all about what makes the mama happy.