I spent my weekend making an elaborate trap to catch a leprechaun. What did you do?
Then I decided I wanted a Maple Bar and 5 hours later after mixing and rolling and rising and frying 15 of them, I got to eat one (or 3). Because sometimes late-night doughnut cravings just won’t go away. But then you feel like an idiot when your sister-in-law tells you that when she gets those cravings, she runs to the grocery store because day-old doughnuts are only 25 cents anyway. Seriously, why don’t I simplify my life? Even if I argue with myself that it’s cheaper to make doughnuts at home, (is it really? 25 cents!) is it worth the cost of standing up to fry doughnuts at 10:30pm on swollen 37-weeks-pregnant-legs? (I just re-read that last sentence. The answer is still yes. At least in the case of these Maple Bars.)
And all this is happening while my mile-long-list-of-things-to-do-before-the-baby-comes-and-sucks-my-life-away-in-the-form-of-nursing sits quietly on the counter, contentedly uncrossed-off.
But at least I got to enjoy some salmon. See? Aren’t you enjoying this?
Yuuuuuummmmm. Salmon is so beautifully fast and delicious. Plus it’s good for you, or something like that. This Moroccan version does not disappoint. Throw it on some couscous and you’ve got a 30 minute meal. (Definitely better than 5 hours.)
…but he ate his way out of the rainbow cake before we caught a glimpse of him. Sneaky little trickster! (I won’t be posting the tutorial for this because the original is already so awesome and thorough, and because maybe you have better things to do than spend hours and hours dying cake batter ROYGBIV and adding MORE and MORE green dye to your frosting.)