Oh no, I’ve caught myself playing in the kitchen to avoid my “to do” list again.
Saturday day: I baked up batch of apricot, walnut, orange phyllo tartlets. Mmm…smelling like Christmas, they’re difficult to resist. I had to limit my dinner to a 100-calorie bag of popcorn after a full day of sampling.
Saturday evening, I cooked up lemon marmalade from Susan Feniger’s Street Food cookbook. In 2011, after visiting her restaurant, II was smitten with her pucker-worthy marmalade that I found hidden under sour cream and Ukrainian dumplings and attempted my own version, which was lacking tartness and needed tweaking (it was my FIRST canning attempt). I bought her cookbook the other day and realized the marmalade recipe was included so I had to – just had to – try it. Check out that color.
Finally, this morning, I couldn’t get my mind off the final roll of phyllo languishing in the freezer – my mind prodding me with “apple strudel, apple strudel”. One last trip to the store for granny smiths and raisins and the result – walnut apple strudel tartlets.
It is officially Sunday evening and I can pat myself on the back for successfully avoiding all projects scheduled this weekend. I can now walk into the office on Monday stressed over my lack of progress and my growing “to do” list.