TGIF! Even though I had Monday off, this has been a long week. I'm looking forward to a few days off. Kiddo and I have been trying to sort out her new summer schedule. Swim practice moved from 3:55 PM to 8 AM. And she's volunteering as a helper at the local summer camp this year, so that means changing my work hours to accommodate the change in drop off and pick up times. It's going to take another week or so to get into the summer groove.
Moving on to more fun topics, it's Favorite Things Friday. I think I'm going to keep with Shay's theme of food this week. My Guy has many talents, but one that I appreciate greatly is his love of cooking. What I see as a chore, he sees as fun and relaxing. He loves cook books and has about a million of them (his collection may actually be bigger than my quilt book collection).
All things yeasty is probably his first love. King Arthur Flour is probably the only blog he follows on any type of a regular basis. He bakes fresh bread every Sunday. His second favorite activity is to bake scones. Having never had a true English scone, I have no idea how close his are to the "real" thing, but they are yummy. One of his friends is Irish and he's said that My Guy's are pretty close to what he'd get at home. The scones are a big favorite at work. Though I don't think the group at work realizes he uses them as taste testers. He's tried some interesting combinations such as mango, ginger cream, dried cherry and chocolate chip. My absolute favorites are his date-nut scones, though the ginger cream are a very close second.
He and Kiddo have made a deal that she has to choose the menu and help with one Sunday dinner a month. She picks out the recipe, writes up the grocery list and then helps put dinner together. Last Sunday, it was salmon with teriyaki sauce, sugar snap peas, rice, and fresh bread.
Hard to complain when I get to quilt while they are cooking dinner. But I get dish duty after dinner is finished, which works out just fine with me.
So my favorite thing this week is My Guy's home cooking. I think I'll keep him around for awhile longer, he's a pretty good guy. Besides, he also makes excellent pizzas!
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