Dispensing Happiness

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.-Elsa Schiapirelli

That's me, the magical good cook.

Borrowing from my friend Dexygus, I've created my own food blog.

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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Because breakfast is the most important meal of the day...


The time: Tuesday morning, 1:21 am.

The scene: My kitchen

"Oh, crap...Matt doesn't have anything for breakfast! But it's so late...no, I'm sure I can find something to make that won't keep me up all night. I hope."

I keep crazy hours. I know I shouldn't, but I do. I was cleaning up the kitchen, and hurrying so I could take a shower, when I realized I hadn't made anything for Matt to take to work.

Fortunately, I have an emergency stash of recipes, that I keep clipped to our authentically 50's metal kitchen cabinets, for occasions such as this.

Skipping the first, because I didn't have white cheddar cheese in the refrigerator, I found Key Lime Muffins next in line.

I didn't have Key Limes, but Matt did come home from the grocery store with a bag of regular limes last weekend.

Ok, this might work. Hmmm...no difficult, out-of-stock ingredients. Throw everything together (ok, there was some zesting), pour it into a muffin pan, and bake.

Great. So that's what I did. And while the muffins baked, I got my washing up and pre-shower rituals out of the way.

Muffins come out to cool, I take a quick shower. I'm clean, and now whisk together lime juice, zest and powdered sugar for a glaze. A few minutes to set, and Matt has breakfast.

(see all that gooey lime icing?)

You can just pick out the green from the zest here (and you'll notice I cleaned up between pictures!)

Matt was surprised to find Ziplock baggies filled with citrus-y goodness, and has already downed half. Easy to make, quick to bake...just like the recipe claims!

7 Thoughts for food:

At 6:35 AM, Blogger Niki said...

Who wouldn't want to wake up to those? There's nothing that shows love so much as homebaking, in my eyes.

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Ana said...

Stephanie, those muffins look gorgeous. I was hoping to see the recipe...

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Niki, I agree!

Ana, I'd be happy to send it to you...

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Cate said...

We gotta get you to start posting the recipes too. ;) I CAN'T BELIEVE you were up at 1:30, baking something. GO TO BED!!!

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

I know...I know. I suffer for my 'art'.

Sweetnicks; the recipe is on it's way! Be sure to let me know if you get it...I've sent a couple your way, but wasn't sure you got them.

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Indira said...

Ha.. the sacrifices we do for full bellies and happy faces.
Look delicious.

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Indira!

My 'sacrifice', as it is, is not made in vain. Matt will regularly make sushi for me on weekends! Yum...


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