Sunday, September 27, 2009

good morning

good morning, I beat the sun.

I awoke around 4:15AM this morning, no intending to get up, maybe just wanting to lay in bed for a while, but my mind was in full swing. I was anxious to read a bit more of Anthony Bourdains' "Kitchen Confedential" (this book is authentic and humorous, with an overabundance of honesty pertaining to restaurant life.

Yesterday, I went to school and picked up my uniform and books. I'm nervous/excited/scared for my first official day. Apparently, if my jacket is wrinkled the cooking masters will send me out of the classroom to iron it. (The last time I ironed something was when I was living at home. The only reason I own an iron is because Charles owned one before we got married.)

I started my first official day of work yesterday as well. It was a good first day. I am working as a clothing buyer for the store Platos Closet. We see a lot of clothing come through, both good and bad. I like seeing what other people have in their closets and sometimes I am even shocked to think that they bought that in the first place. You would be surprised to see what people try to sell us - anything from worn bathing suits to stained clothing to clothing that should have gone out of style with those hideous boxy baby doll tees.
Oh, but I enjoy it. I am a working woman.

Later this morning - in about three hours, Charles is going to watch Formula One and I shall make breakfast. I found a recipe for Carrot Muffins:

(photo cred)

(adapted from Mrs. LC)

original recipe makes 16 muffins of 1 loaf, but since there is just two of us I chopped the measurements in half.

1 c. grated carrots
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1/5 c. applesauce
1/5 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. vanilla

1 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon

Oven = 350 degrees. Bake Time = 15-18 minutes.

Pour into muffin tin.
Sprinkle with raw sugar for a little extra somethin' somethin'.

I feel inspired this morning .

by fall. the colors. the smells. the wonderful new happenings.

im working on a painting.

i bought some fabric for a throw pillow.

i made a bracelet.

(of course the photos will be posted soon)


Emily said...

i hate ironing, too. ugggh. i have to do it though to avoid looking "unprofessional."

love the leaf graphic. did you do it yourself? :-)

hannah | honey & jam said...

Those look delicious!