September 10th – “may be intense, so do what’s doable”

I had a small tea party planned for Saturday, the 10th, so I went for a slow 5 mile run on Friday. I’m really glad I did because I had a baking emergency the next day. I got up a little earlier than usual to make scones and messed up the first batch right away. The second batch didn’t turn out so well either, but at least I gave it my best. The recipe and directions looked SO easy, but doing it in real life was not what I imagined.  I have been obsessed with the Great British Bake Off (known as The Great British Baking Show in the U.S.) and I put together a tea party for 5 of my friends in order to live out my baking fantasies. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would definitely have given me last place in the technical challenge because none of the scones were the same width, height, or shape.  By the time I was done with my avant-garde scones, it was time to head to the party. Ten pots of tea and 4000 calories later in biscuits, cake, cucumber sandwiches, popovers, tarts, and madeleines, I was not motivated to do anything else except for lay on the couch. I definitely had an intense day of eating, so I did what was doable. Nothing!

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