There are some days that just kind of beat you up a bit. At least if you’re as much of a softie as I am. There are just days when someone can look at me wrong and I’ll start to cry. Not the ugly cry or anything, but I’ll tear up and and all I want is to go home, put on my sweats, and have a big bowl of mashed potatoes. Sometimes the only thing that can help is baking. (Cooking a hearty meal does the job too.)
There is something about the method of cooking & baking, that takes my mind off of things, it’s rather cathartic. A sort of treat to yourself. When all is said and done, Tuesday may have been a bad day, but HEY! Look at those amazing pumpkin muffins you just made, and they’re so delicious! Get what I’m saying? It’s the small victories in life really, and if it’s a successful batch of muffins (or the free subscription to Us Weekly that began appearing at my apt), I’ll take it.
I made a few changes as I ran out of white sugar, but otherwise stayed true to the original written recipe. And I would like to thank Deb of Smitten Kitchen. You were just what I needed today.