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Early Morning Baking

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I’m not always great at organizing my time.  If I’m working on a post, for instance, I feel like I should be dusting a bookcase or vacuuming in the basement.  And when I’m cleaning out the pantry, I feel a definite pull from unfinished Etsy projects.

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So I’ve been working on that.  On establishing times when I do house and family-oriented stuff, and times when I do blog or Etsy stuff.  As a result, I find myself doing things at odd (for me) hours of the day.

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Lately, I’ve been baking early in the morning, before anyone else is up, or when Bill is just heading to the shower. 

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And it’s kind of nice, I have to say.  I made a few batches of cookie dough and froze them in logs, and in the morning I can slice up one of the logs, bake the cookies, and pack them in lunch bags before people leave the house. 

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This week I started making muffins.  I’m using a good basic recipe – makes one dozen muffins – and I’m having fun each day adding different things to it.

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One day was apricots and raisins…this morning it was diced apple with a sort of apple and oat and sugar and cinnamon topping.  Tomorrow?  I’m thinking cranberries and orange zest.  Or banana and peanutbutter.

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The kids have been delighted to have warm, yummy, healthy (Alex is rather health-conscious) muffins for breakfast.  Julia didn’t really like the apricot-raisin version, but she was happy to use it as a prop.

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Speaking of odd times to do things (at least for me), I also made a mixed chile pepper jelly last night.  

But that’s a story for another post.

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2 thoughts on “Early Morning Baking

  1. Julia is such a cutie! I would have passed on the apricot and raisin muffins too. But I’d love to try the banana-peanut butter! 🙂
    blessings
    ~*~

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