I spent an evening last week making this lemon poppy seed muffin recipe by shutterbean. I needed to use up some yogurt I had stashed in the fridge, and I bought some lemons exactly for this purpose. Nothing like perishable food to turn an awesome recipe into an obligation!
I gotta say: these muffins are fist-pump-in-da-air good. I used full fat greek yogurt, but decreased the sugar to 3/4 and the butter (I used margarine) to 1/2 cup. Still freaking awesome, and at 263 calories, fewer calories than any "healthy" muffin I've come across thus far.
My Betty-Crocker-Goodness didn't stop there. In another effort to use up yogurt (I buy it like it's going out of style and end up desperately trying to get through it) I also made and froze a batch of raspberry scones, which I have been using as a late-afternoon-fuel-up before exercise. It's based on this recipe, except I used up the bag of frozen raspberries from my garden taking up room in the freezer. And yeah, I know the purpose was to use up stuff taking up room in the freezer, and yeah, I know ended up putting stuff back into it, but hey, freezer math is not like regular math, ok?
And last night, I made a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies for the hubby to take to his flying club today. I would have taken a photo of that, but I was too busy
The only fibery thing I've got to show for this week wasn't even made by me: it was made by my friend, dkzack, who called me over to her desk to ask me if I wanted it. It was made for someone else, but it didn't suit them all that well, and she offered it to me. It's made from the Tundra Toque pattern, which I have had queued for a while, but just haven't gotten around to making.
I am nothing if not a gracious recipient of knitted items. I had a butterfly pin sitting on my desk, which I had inherited from somewhere (goodness knows where... all sorts of things land on my desk at work... ask me about bobbleheads sometime...), so I pinned it on, and shazam: cuteness!
This lack of fibre will not last long. I have just cast on for Rosamund's Cardigan, and man, I'm so excited to get it knitted up. It's the first garment I will have made for myself in almost a year, and the yarn has been languishing under my desk at work for longer than that.
And yes, I do keep yarn under my desk. Doesn't everyone?