This same time, years previous: when the dress-up ballgown finally fits, welcoming the stranger, yeasted streusel cake with lemon glaze, Italian wedding soup, in my kitchen (sort of): 4:15 p.m., stuffing, pimento cheese spread, winter quinoa salad, peanut butter cookies.
Quotidian: daily, usual or customary;
everyday; ordinary; commonplace
Mornings when I write, they fend for themselves just fine.
For creme pat, followed the recipe exactly and still, way too thick: what gives?
With whipping cream, salvaged.
Deer eyeballs: for science class dissection .