First of all - mac and cheese. I can't remember the last time when I made this from the box. Not organic - and not
homemade (GASP). It was my 9 minute dinner so I could get to baking, a bit of blogging, and knitting while watching TV.
Before getting the kitchen scale out - I actually started the dishwasher. Something about me - I'm a secret PIGPEN. As soon as H. is out - dishes and clothes stay where they are dropped. So, the fact that I cleaned on the first of 2 solo evenings is a sign of change - or that I was thinking about writing about my night and didn't want it to be a messy memory.
This is a perfect solo night for me. Now - i'm off to finish off some wine and other fun things that I haven't decided yet. What would you do if you didn't have to worry about all the other people in your life for one night?
For my baking adventure, I chose a recipe for Lemon Blueberry Scones for this fine evening based on several factors. First - it will be great for bringing into work tomorrow. Second - it's easy: fast and I already have lemons and blueberries. Third - it's super fast and will leave time to hang out!
Lemon Blueberry Scones
from Baking Illustrated
10 oz (2 cups) unbleached AP flour
2 TBSP baking pwd
3 TBSP bkg sugar
1/2 tsp salt
5 TBSP butter: cold cut into 1/4" cubes
1/2 cup blueberries
1 tsp lemon zest
1 cup heavy cream
* preheat oven to 425
* using the food processor - mix the dry
* process in the butter and lemon zest
* Stir in heavy cream just until dough forms
* Stir in blueberries
* Shape into circle or flat log and cut into triangles
* Bake for 8-12 minutes