Wednesday? Where has the week gone? Life has been running at break neck speed around here the last couple of weeks, a pace I do not love. Yesterday was a day to myself with nothing on the schedule except for a long ‘to-do’ list. I got the boys off to school and sat down to catch up on a few of my favorite blogs and Facebook. Glancing through my reader, I came across a post from Hayley on Tiny Twig entitled, ‘I Don’t Do it All’. Reading it, I felt as if she must have some kind of secret insight into my home. Almost every word rang true. I commented that her life with three boys sounded very much like my life with three boys. But instead of spending money on 2 houses (as she wrote) I spend it on organic food.
The blog world is kind of funny. It’s like wearing your Sunday best every time you share a post. But, in the real world, Sunday only comes once a week. It was refreshing to read a post that is just plain, everyday truth, Monday through Saturday, so to speak.
My hope for those that visit and read this blog is not to be left with the impression that I do it all. I don’t. Ever. I don’t want to. I want to do the things I love, with the friends and family that fill my soul. Baking, photographing, hanging with my boys, going for a run. These choices leave my house in less than perfect condition most of the time. These are my choices, it will look different for all of us….thanks for the reminder Hayley.
In the spirit of priorities I abandoned my ‘to-do’ list yesterday afternoon and baked. The boys have been on a scone kick and think it’s funny to have fake British accents while eating them. Where do they get this stuff? I have no idea…
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup vanilla soy or almond milk (plus extra if dough is too dry)
- 1/2 cup butter
- Maple Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- vanilla soy or almond milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats and cinnamon. Cut in butter. Add in milk and mix gently until soft dough begins to come together. Turn dough out on floured surface and pat into a 7 inch circle (or rectangle). Cut into 8 wedges and place them on a baking sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm when pressed in the center. Remove from baking sheet to cool.
- For Maple Glaze: Mix together sugar and maple syrup, adding in milk slowly (small amounts at a time) until reaching your desired consistency. Pour glaze over cooled scones.
adapted from Yummly
Enjoy your Wednesday…however you choose to spend it!