Helllooooo, Yankee Belle Cafe! The Fresh Pioneer is back and I've got a quick recipe. I say QUICK because I'm drowning under multiple deadlines AND a writing class with my favorite writer.
I probably wouldn't be struggling so much except there's this problem with the seasons... See all that snow? Besides the kids having a great time, it also means I lose my writing time at the park. I usually could cram in a few hours while they played on the swings and went down the slide. Not now. Now it's all at night or at the library.
Oh, and there were two major books signings where I gave away a book in exchange for donations to our local homeless shelter.
I suppose I could throw in the hubby who gets up at 3:45 AM to work hard for his six kids, the homeschooling that MUST NOT STOP, the usual cleaning and mothering, and the fact that this family of eight has no dishwasher. The dishwasher part won't be remedied soon, because we have a tiny kitchen and there's nowhere it will fit, unless we rip out the farmhouse-style porcelain sink, which would destroy the old cabinets, which would then change the new window we had put in last year.
So, it's like 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie', deadline style... because all of those things above bring me to paper plates and easy food.
But the next day I made tamales! You can check out that recipe here. I think the majority of the comments last year centered around whether to eat the husks. Refrigerated crescent rolls might be more the cafe's style. At least, it is mine right now.
Until next time!