Baked In The Nick Of Time

One of the items on my 101 things to do list is to “bake at least one thing per month for 12 months in a row, without baking the same thing two months in a row”. I’ve been working diligently to get this one done and have been doing quite well since I decided to use the power of actually scheduling it into my calendar. This month has been a busy one, though, so I kept moving my “bake something today!” task in my Google calendar further down the line. Until today. Today, being the last day of the month and all.

I spent most of today doing homework and enjoying the sunshine – first on my balcony and later at the New West Pier Park:

Studying on the pier

Given my interest in maximizing my sunshine time1 and minimizing my time in the kitchen, I decided to find a quick and easy recipe. I also wanted something that went with the lovely summer weather we are having2, so I decided on lemon squares 3.

Lemon Squares

The recipe is pretty easy – crust made of butter, flour, icing sugar and lemon part made with sugar, flour, baking powder, eggs, and lemon juice. Serve with a side of insulin.

I couldn’t wait until they were completely cooled to try them, so I took a small piece to sample as soon as they were reasonably cooled, but which ended up being rather messy due to the not-yet-completely-cooled-therefore-not-yet-completely set. Verdict: Delicious.

And now to set a “bake something today!” task into my Google calendar for April!

In completely unrelated news, I really earned my blog title yesterday while trying to cut an avocado for a snack:


The knife slipped as I was trying to get the pit out. It hurt so bad that I actually threw the knife across the counter in reaction to the cut. It took quite some time for the bleeding to stop. Given its location, I don’t expect it to heal quickly. 🙁

  1. Wearing sunscreen, of course! []
  2. Because apparently we skipped spring and went directly to summer – it was 18 degrees out today! []
  3. I only made half the recipe, because I figured what the hell am I going to do with an entire 9×13″ pan of lemon squares! []

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