"The Truth About Forever" - North Carolina
Okay, I know it has been FOREVER since I've made a blog post, which I guess makes this book title quite fitting. In my defense, I still have been doing lots of tasty cooking and baking, I just haven't been documenting it as well, and I generally don't write a post unless I've finished a book, which was the real problem. I just did not have a lot of time to read because:
Yep, that's right, there's a baby on the way!!! I hope that the mountains of baby-related preparation is a good enough excuse for my sad lack of blogging. I am pleased to announce though, that there is a post today, and hopefully I will be able to get the rest of the books done and posted before baby arrives (ha), but if not, please be patient with me.
As for this book, I actually rather enjoyed it. It might have something to do with the fact that I hadn't actually sat down and read a book in a while or that I got to read about half of it on a very relaxing afternoon, but I ended up with a favorable impression. There was quite a bit of underage drinking as well as some bad language in spots, but other than that, it was a good book. It is a story about a girl who has kind of closed herself off from the world after her dad died suddenly, and how she is coping with life with her mom and sister. It follows her over the course of one very eventful summer where she starts some new jobs and makes some new friends and just documents her changes and the changes that take place in her family. It doesn't sound very interesting, but it was a nice, light read. I didn't' take a picture of this cover because the copy I had was covered with an "artwork redesign" by some student, so it wouldn't have made any sense.
Now, you know I have a ton of recipes to share, but I don't want to overwhelm you too much, so I'll only post the good ones:
GBBO English Muffins: I really like English Muffins, and I really like the Great British Bake-Off, so when they produced Paul Hollywood's English Muffins on the show, I was inspired to try his recipe. It didn't go quite as planned, because I didn't get nearly as many muffins out of it as I was supposed to, but the end product was still pretty tasty.
|Fluffy muffins :)|
|The swirl design actually worked.|
|Mmm . . . chewy.|