Ok, no groaning at that title. I know it was a stretch, but… Just like in writing poetry, sometimes finding the right title is the hardest thing!! 😉
My planned project for the morning was making scones. Same recipe as I had used for Valentine’s Day, only this time with the benefit of a Silpat. My intention was to make 2 batches, one for Ralph and me and one to take to my friend Gail’s house as a treat. I’ve been trying to take treats to her whenever possible. She’s going through a lot taking care of her Mom who is 91 and failing. Treats are good under those circumstances.
I didn’t take a lot of photos of them, because I was sort of on a time crunch. This was the first batch which I fed to Ralph almost as soon as they were out of the oven!
They were not perfect in terms of shape, but boy did they taste good! I put the second batch in while Ralph and I enjoyed our scones and coffee. I still need to calculate what they count for on Weight Watchers…maybe I don’t want to know, but I have to do it. That’ll be a project for today!
When the second batch had cooled a bit, it took them to Gail’s house. She only lives a few blocks away, so they were still warm. When I got there, she was doing something in the other room with her Mom so I just put the scones on the kitchen table. She had to go into the kitchen and I hear her say “scones!” I was so excited that they were recognizable as scones. In a few minutes she came out and said ” I have to try one now!” She declared it delicious.
Our other friend Alice was also there and tried one also declaring it delicious! After her Mom was settled, we all sat around the kitchen chatting. I said I was glad everyone liked them and that they could let me know when they wanted me to make more. Alice said, “I’m putting in my order now!” When I said I’d have to get more flour, she said she had flour and she would be glad to contribute. A little later, Gail’s Mom woke up and Gail asked her if she wanted one. She hasn’t been eating all that much lately. She ate almost an entire scone! She thought it was good too. That really made me smile. Guess I’ll be making scones again soon! 🙂
We made plans to go to lunch with Ralph’s son Bill and grandsons Alex and Patrick. We were heading to Ruby Tuesday. On the way out the door, I had to stop for these…
The first sign of spring…crocuses! They’re so pretty and really more colorful than they look in these photos. I love them and they’re scattered around my yard because squirrels keep digging them up and re-planting them in other places. It’s very funny!
While waiting for the boys to show up, we sat near this…
A great help for families with children to have a way to transport the kiddies if they don’t have a stroller with them. I did however notice something interesting on the back of the SmarteCarte…
“Do Not Put Child In Bag.” Do parents really need to be told this?!? I suppose they do. I thought it was interesting.
Lunch was delicious. Ruby Tuesday has one of the best salad bars in any restaurant I know of. Choices of lettuce and lots of options for the veggie-tarian to get her protein. I had edamame, black beans and chick peas plus some shredded cheddar. It was very tasty topped with balsamic vinegar (which I splashed all over my light grey sweater 😦 ) Very filling too because it was all I could do to finish my entrée, the Vegetarian Pasta Marinara which is a red pepper marinara. Very tasty.
We enjoyed our time with Bill and the boys talking and laughing. We love to spend time with them.
My meditation practice was very fulfilling yesterday morning. I do believe I am finding more focus as I do it. I now need to translate that focus into my every day activities. I am working on that.
So everyone have a happy Monday. It’s kind of dreary here but it’s not raining. That’s always a good thing! 🙂