Happy day to all of you diaper changing, dinner making, everyday household triage managers. Do you sometimes feel like your house is an emergency room, too? Anyway, today is the day for appreciating moms. My lovely husband cannot understand why, on Mother’s day, every mother feels like they should have the day off. (It did not go over so well in the backyard last night.) I kind of get it, though. Shouldn’t we appreciate this fun amazingness as well. So I thought I would embrace the mom in me today. I am going to appreciate the people who have gotten me here (and who will likely get me into many other questionable situations in the future).
I got up before all of them to get the cinnamon rolls out of the fridge. They need to be room temp before going into the oven. I made them last night and put them in fridge overnight (you can do that instead of the second rise. Did you know that?) Recipe is from my new Joy the Baker cookbook which I have been loving. I’ve already made Vegan Pumpkin Bread and Coffee Vanilla Ice Cream Pie and some of the cookies, too. It’s feeding my creative cooking juices. For me, cooking can become a little everyday hustle, but baking is fun and fancy-free. Right? PS If you don’t make these because they have yeast and you “don’t do yeast” you are dumb because its easy and tastes really good.
And to go with it…Jason got me a new coffee maker. He gave it to me yesterday, in true Jason fashion. He can never wait to give someone a present that he knows is good. I love the little smiley face he gets when he knows he has done it right. Silly. Well, he knew I needed one since the old one has been really slow and steaming and dripping everywhere for a few weeks. I’m the only one who drinks coffee around here, so I had been talking a bit about getting a one-cupper brewer.
So here it is. He got a box of Starbucks coffee to go with it (that won’t last. It’ll be I Costco brand by the end of the month). I have to say it feels a little indulgent (no cleaning or measuring) and I’m feeling a little guilty about the waste (a little plastic cup that you can only use one time and throw away after each cup) but the coffee is good and quick brewing. We really are nothing in this house if not on the cutting edge of technology (ha ha).Have a good day today all of you out there!xoxoxo