Did anyone else’s kids start school this week??
Let me say it again. . . whew!
It’s been a big long a_ _ whirlwind with all the school and all the prep that goes with it.
I think we’ve finally got it though.
We’re finally settling in and everyone is getting used to the way things are going to jive for 2012-2013.
I think we’ve got only a few little kinks to work out before our well-oiled machine takes off for another year of brain building.
In a couple of days, I think I’ll be able to hit my groove again too.
You know, find my mojo, my niche, my swagger, my flow.
And I’ll start cooking again.
Because, well, I have a little confession to make.
In July, I turbo baked/cooked and stored up my photos to share them with you all through the month of August, because I knew it was going to be crazy and hectic.
And now my stash has dwindled.
But I’m excited. I have all kinds of things – mostly involving flour, sugar, and some kind of fatty dairy product – that I’ve been toying with in my head.
I’ll give you some hints:
Peanut butter, zucchini, chocolate, graham crackers, Nutella, marshmallows, Snickerdoodles, cakes, Cheerios, cookies. . . .
Not in that particular order, and in any possible number of combinations.
So prepare yourself.
Based on how I’m feeling today, I might bombard you with three weeks of sweets.
Probably followed by multiple salad recipes to try to undo the waistband-damage I’ve brought on by the overload of cakes and cookies.
But that’s cool with you, right?
You’ll come along for the ride?
So here’s my last little stored-up recipe.
I didn’t change a thing from the original, but to puree the fruit and half the recipe – and they’re delightful.
We’re hitting the end of stone-fruit season one day soon, but this is a perfect way to savor the flavors of mangoes or peaches or nectarines – and I love any recipe that incorporates Greek yogurt. . . you know, protein.
These are thick and substantial too – they’d hold up well in a lunch box.
All in all, they’re a shibby little snack.
Yup. I just said shibby. I spent a little time in Ubandictionary.com this morning – trying to update my cool-kid language.
Although. . . that entry was from 2004.
I never claimed to be cutting edge, did I?
I think my middle guy might have a career in developing urban language though, because shibby is a word that supposedly can be used in any situation you deem appropriate – usually in a positive way.
We have several words like that in our house – our own little family language. All credited to the Middle Guy.
I’ll ask him.
If he’s shibby with it, one day I’ll share some with you.
Meanwhile, maybe you want to try some of these muffins.
😀 Shibby schooling!