so I’ve been busting out my susie homemaker all day today, in preparation for our trip. odd little tidbit about me: I am incapable of leaving on a trip, no matter how short, if every laundry basket in the house is not empty.
so I’ve been doing some laundry. some. just a tad. and for the record, this does not include all of my shirts, my jammies, dave’s shirts, or dave’s socks and underwear which all went directly into their respective closet or drawer, nor does it include the shower curtain which got rehung in the shower, the set of sheets that is still in the dryer, or 2 pairs of shane’s ‘skinny jeans’ which are being hung to dry so as to avoid being ‘too skinny’.
I am aware that I have a problem.
not sure there’s a support group for that kind of problem, though…
then I peeled and sliced about 10 apples which are now in the dehydrator. so if you notice that my house burns down at some point in the next few days, it’s because I forgot to take the apples out of the dehydrator before we left… ahem! (note to self…)
I also made a quick trip to the store for some things. my dietary restrictions are a bit daunting right now, so I wanted to be prepared while away from home. around here, I have my stashes of go-to meals and snacks if what everyone else is eating is not something I can have. so I wanted to do some baking so I could have some snacks and breakfasts on hand, and not have to be a pain in the butt guest!
in my veggie box this morning, I got a pint of fresh cranberries. (complete side note here: shane and layla came home from school, saw the box of cranberries, and were possessed to try one! I warned them that fresh cranberries are a bit tart, and then I about fell over laughing as I watched their faces contort as they ate them! wish I’d had a video camera handy! here ends the side note.) hmmm… that says ‘cranberry muffins’ to me, so I looked up a recipe, and I declare it to be a success! in fact, I’m trying REALLY hard to not go and eat a second muffin right now. I want to have them for the trip, and I want to be able to share them with my family… clearly, I should have made more. geez. I already doubled the recipe!
I found the recipe I used here, but of course, I messed with it a little. not much. obviously, I doubled it, and I also threw in about a 1/4 cup of almond meal/flour at the end because the batter looked too soupy to me. that was a good call, so I highly recommend adding that. the other thing is that the baking time was for mini muffins, and I did full size muffins, so I had to add a few extra minutes. not sure how many. just keep an eye on them. haha! I know there are specifics-loving people out there just cringing right now!