I’m feeling very productive this week.
On top of starting my week of soup, I made a meal plan this week and have stuck with it so far. Granted, it’s only Tuesday, but I feel pretty good about it!
I also got the urge to do some midnight baking. Someone posted a recipe for Oatmeal Creme Pies on Facebook and I felt inspired. This is the recipe I followed, found on the blog Carlsbad Cravings. I probably put in only about half the ground clove called for, only because I don’t really like cloves, but followed the recipe otherwise.
While these were undeniably delicious, they were also quite rich. I can’t eat more than one in a sitting, which is probably a good thing.
The plain cookies were really tasty. I may have been a bit impatient and I ate a few while I finished cooking the rest. The cream filling is good too, but very sweet. I think next time, I would cut back on the powdered sugar by quite a bit.
I have also been productive outside of the kitchen. This weekend, I got an end table to put next to our couch, which is replacing a tiny glass circular table that is attached to a lamp, which I’ve probably had since college. I feel like such a grown up!
A nicer table requires coasters, so what else is there to do but whip some up? I searched on Ravelry for a coaster pattern that I liked, grabbed some yarn from my stash, and got hooking! That’s crochet, for those of you who are not fiber-art inclined.
I got to try out a new stitch I’d never heard of for the edging, called the crab stitch. It’s basically a backwards single crochet and creates a nice bumpy edge. I think I’ll be using it again sometime in the future since I quite liked it!
The picture doesn’t do it justice because the yarn is a pretty green color, but it’ll do for now. Someday I’ll remember to take pictures during the daytime so the colors are more true to life.