They are both bringing home a friend from school today. Em and her friend are both in the band, so they have to be at school shortly after 5 to load the bus and trailer and do whatever it is that bands do to get ready. (It's a trade secret: you have to be in the band to know that kind of stuff!) El and her friend are in the Middle School band, but tonight are just spectators for the High School game. Both friends are coming with us specifically for the youth group bowling after the game. (I love church activities that attract friends!)
But since we will be leaving the house before a chance for supper, there will be a substantial snack consumed beforehand. Band kids typically get the 3rd quarter off, but when the game doesn't start until 7:30, 3rd quarter can be WA-A-AY past a normal supper-time.
So here we are at the after school snack preparation. (You thought I forgot where I was going, didn't you!)
After a long hiatus, last week I made my first attempt in quite some time. It was acceptable. That's about all I can say.
However ........... I assessed the results and made a few changes: less flour, different rising schedule, more my intuition and less specifically following directions.
I've made notes in my cookbook, too. Makes me feel rather like the "Half-Blood Prince." For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Harry Potter, here's a VERY BRIEF explanation from wikipedia:
Harry discovers that the previous owner of his Potions textbook, the "Half-Blood Prince", has annotated the book with refinements that allow Harry to excel in class.We'll see how much excelling is going on in an hour or so...