The Holidays are over and all the kids have gone home. It's quiet now.
I've scrubbed the house clean, emptied my closet and dresser, purged and organized. It happens to me every January. Some people make resolutions, try to get healthy, reflect on the past year. Me - I clean up and get organized with a vengeance. After weeks ( months, maybe ) of build up - shopping, baking, decorating, going to parties and entertaining at home; after all the expectation of having the kids home again and all together, having the kids home and in and out at all hours, I'm so intoxicated by anticipation and excitement that by New Years Eve I'm near ready to burst. I'm scrambled. It's true - there's nothing else to do but enjoy all the fabulous mayhem because I know I'll miss this when it's over, but I have used up all my patience not worrying about the mess so by New Years Day I just HAVE to clean up.
It's also a nice distraction from all the quiet :-)
So today I baked.
Sweetly spiced scones with cinnamon and cardamom from this recipe. I left out the blueberry jam and the drizzle but they would be delicious with both.
When we were in England, scones were served with clotted cream. Sounds questionable ( clotted ???) - but it really was a treat.
And then I found this recipe for Oatmeal Muffins. I added one chopped apple.
Best Apple Oat Muffins ever.
You should try them.
Have a great week!