The sun is shining, and the birds this morning were over tweeting about it. But I can see why they are happy. The clouds are on vacation, its Friday, leftover enchiladas were in the refrigerator for lunch, and there are muffins to be made. These are pumpkin blueberry muffins, with a streusel topping. Which seems like a very fall treat, but the pumpkins we got at Halloween are still perfectly intact, so who says its not pumpkin season?
The domes on these guys turned out pretty spectacular, like a little snow capped mountain range.
I ate one while the blueberries were still screaming hot from the oven, so they burned my mouth.
We made French bread for dinner yesterday. We cut into it while it was still too steaming warm, and added some homemade garlic butter to the top. Then we ate too much. May all your homes smell like fresh baked bread.
Lately, our weekend tradition includes going to the gym for a little bit, and then having breakfast together- in our workout clothes like typical Austin people, except we actually just came from the gym. This weekend, there weren’t any parking spots near the bagel place, so we decided to make some breakfast at home instead. We went with our specialty- biscuits. I got a super cool hexagon shaped cutter for Christmas that I was excited to try, and I love the cute little biscuits it made!
I’ve been wanting to try a cloche bread baker, and lucky me, I happened to get one for Christmas! I tried it out on New Years Eve, and it tasted great, except I didn’t oil and cornmeal the bottom enough. So the crusty bottom stuck to the baker. Never ones to be defeated by kitchen gadgets, we decided to make french toast out of hacked up bread, as the saying goes.
Right now, I have bread baking in the bread machine, so when I look at these cookie pictures, its like I can smell them.
These are some of the prettiest cookies I have ever made. I don’t usually have the best luck with cookie molds, but I followed the directions on this one exactly, and they came out perfectly the first time! Perfect for Christmas, and even pretty enough to give as a gift.
Something about holiday season makes me want to do puzzles. So instead of a dining table right now, we have a puzzle table.
We munched on a loaf of pumpkin bread all weekend. It made the house smell like a holiday. We also spent a lot of weekend time simmering chili, eating cookie dough, and watching football. What have you been up to?
There was an epic search for a pumpkin the other evening. I guess central Austin is almost out of pumpkins? But we managed to find a few to bring home, and we are planning on carving them tonight. And you can’t carve a pumpkin without pumpkin shaped cookies.