Yes it is really Wednesday.
Yes it is Leap Year Wednesday.
Yes I just enjoyed two days being a homebody. I can add- immensely enjoyed -in all honesty. I feel more myself than I have in many months. Taking time to breathe is a good thing.
Two items I made that I need to share. The latest treats I made Pineapple and Bacon-Pineapple. They just set and have been tasted by my experts all except the “Queen of Bacon” who I made them especially for. I alas need to wait until tomorrow morning as if I have one now I will be up all night ‘cause they give that much energy. Don’t call them energy bars for nothing!
For my daughter’s birthday I decided to try a recipe I haven’t made before. Russian Coffee Cake. I measured and sifted and chopped finely just like the good old days. When I try a new recipe I always follow their instructions. I am looking forward to the first bite. Patience.
The filling has chocolate, almonds, apricots, and coconut. The recipe is taken from an old favorite cookbook The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Molly Katzen.
I topped it with an apricot-lime glaze-oops- the recipe didn’t call for that! However, I sensed it would be a good combo.
And it was!