This past week we've had a broken fridge, a broken car (twice,) and a broken rib (Mr E).
Mr E repaired the fridge and he repaired the car twice (he used to be a motor mechanic), but he cannot repair his rib. He's still at work every day, but moving carefully and slowly while his body mends.
The car is our beloved and very old 4WD, Luigi. There are so many parts to replace that we have decided it's time to let him go because this year the amount of pieces that have needed repair or replacement have added to a tidy sum and the trend is continuing. Sometimes you just have to stop trying and accept what you're faced with.
So I'm mostly housebound at the moment while Mr E takes my car to work each day but this is nice because I can 'flow' with my homemaking in my pajamas all day if I like, and I'm finding that shopping from the pantry is pretty good too. I did have to ask him to bring home potatoes last night, but apart from that I'm using what's on hand.
Like the last of our green apples.
Yesterday I made Amish Cinnamon Cake (recipe here) but added a layer of thin apple slices across the middle before baking...
The recipe makes two cakes so I offered the second one to Blossom, who dropped by after work to pick it up and scurry home for taste-testing.
The aroma in the kitchen when they came out of the oven was salivating! In fact the little cinnamon-y crumbs that fell off during cooling quickly found their way to my tastebuds...
Private Charlie watched through the kitchen door as I baked.
I had lamb in the slow cooker and I'm sure that's what kept his attention rather than my baking.
(Mr E shared some of his lamb with Private Charlie last night...he's quite taken with our foster dog)
...and Mr E has two large pieces in his lunchbox for morning tea at work today.
I also made fresh yoghurt yesterday.
Breakfast this morning was thick Greek yoghurt served over my homemade granola, with fruit and a drizzle of raw honey from a local hive...delicious!
I love playing in the kitchen, almost as much as playing in the sewing room - which is where I'll be today finishing a gift...
What was the last thing you baked that tasted amazing?