Yesterday was a relaxing day. I didn’t have anything on the agenda to “have” to do.
I enjoyed spending time with all of my girls again! I took the opportunity to bake banana muffins with my oldest. She never took the time to learn to cook when she lived at home, so I am trying to teach her when I get the chance now that she lives on her own. She learned about sifting dry ingredients, beating eggs until fluffy, and mashing bananas. I gave her some great tips on using a sifter and which sifter to buy (if she ever does). Not only did I get to spend the time with her and teach her a recipe that I have been using most of my life, but as a result of my bananas not being moist enough, I was able to show her a “quick fix”. It worked out amazingly well, and she was impressed. We added an extra egg to the batter! I also showed her how to add a crunchy topping to add a little pizzazz to the banana muffins…just some chopped pecans topped with cinnamon – sugar to the center of the muffin tops before going in the oven.
We made 24 mini muffins and 6 regular muffins. We managed to polish most of them off before she left!
We also cleaned out a closet and she got to take some dishes and artwork with her that she remembered from her own childhood.
Then we got to play in makeup and look at nail polish. Having four daughters means lots of makeup and nail polish time! If I had to guess, I would say that is one of the things she misses about being home.
It was a great day spent at home with my girls, doing things I love to do, with the people I love the most. I know how blessed I am to have these opportunities.
May you all be blessed to have wonderful family time in this year, and the coming year!