|Papa picked out clothes on Saturday|
I'm having trouble writing today. The girls and I have a miserable cold. Again. I have a wicked sinus headache and we've gone through an entire box of tissues today. All I want to do is sleep, but somehow, my little gals have plenty of energy to run around and make messes. So I have to pretend to have energy to clean up those messes and keep the little ones happy.
The cold kept me from making supper tonight, so I don't have a dinner recipe to share. Baking cookies yesterday hindered my supper making. I mean, I made a pot of chili, but I doubt you need another chili recipe. Instead of posting a recipe, I'll give you a little update on the cookbook. So far I have 17 recipes completed, which run the flavor gamut: chocolate, peanut butter, citrus, dried fruit, ginger, nuts, coconut, banana and mint. I delved into the world of gluten-free baking and ended up baking the best chocolate cookies I've made in a very long time. I mastered an easy and wonderful vegan version of the Girl Scouts Thin Mints. It is possibly the best cookie recipe I have ever created. I have three more cookie ideas mapped out and ready to be made when the illness passes. I'm aiming for a total of 40 recipes, so I'm just about halfway there. Yahoo!
|Clarissa enjoying mushroom risotto|
I've also submitted a project proposal to www.kickstarter.com for funding for my cookbook project. The online, e-book publisher I'm working on right now formats for iPad and iPhone. If I get funding, I'll be able to hire someone to format my book for all e-readers. I'll also be able to hire a photographer and a cover designer. Wish me luck!
|Veronica and Auntie Kristie drumming on the soymilk can|
And wish me luck that I'll be over this cold very soon. One day of not baking and I am chomping at the bit to get back in the kitchen. I spent much of the day thinking about banana-blueberry bundt cake. The bundt pan hasn't been in the oven for almost a week. What's a girl to do?
|C and V in the water exhibit at the children's museum|