January birthdays call for Lemon Cake. We’re all sick of heavy desserts, and citrus is in season. One of my best friends requested a lemon cake for her birthday last week, so here we are. Yes, if you are my friend and you ask me to make something, it is guaranteed to make the blog. Especially in winter.
I had a completely different post planned for this week, but I was the recipient of such an amazing act of kindness I just had to share.
2016 was tough. Our lives were really crazy and Mike couldn’t find a job in Humboldt, so we were always living apart. We planned our move back to Saskatoon so that we could spend more time together as a family and give Dominic a more consistent life. I was determined to cut back my teaching even more because the hours made it impossible to be consistent. We suspected he had autism and had that confirmed in October.
Clutter is everywhere in this season of life. If I’m not careful, I can easily drown in random papers, dishes, toys and laundry. Let’s not even talk about the laundry.
Lately I’ve been thinking about how much clutter costs me. Here’s a few examples:
Cooking for a crowd can be stressful, but not when you make this easy brunch. I love having guests over, but when I first started entertaining, I often found myself stressed out with cleaning and preparing food at the same time. I didn’t know how to time things out, so the food wouldn’t be ready until an hour after everyone came. Did I mention I suffer from hanger? Grumpy hostess=grumpy party.
Now that I’m older and hopefully wiser, I’ve figured out how to solve most of these issues. This years New Years-ish brunch with friends was our easiest one yet!
This menu is designed to keep you out of the kitchen and visiting with your guests. The sausage and pancakes take a bit of time, but they can easily be fried before guests arrive and left to warm in the oven.
Christmas is over, the weather is super cold, and its back to the grind. For me, that means I need a project to keep my spirits up. I found these snowflake ornaments and wreath for 70% off at Superstore and a wreath at Homesense for five dollars that got my creative juices flowing.