I wanted to bake something new for you this weekend. I really did. But I had two Christmas parties yesterday and no time to bake. Hey, that’s bound to happen to everyone at this time of year, right? I was left wondering what to do or what possible recipe I could share today. As I have no energy today either – yes, it was a late night and I’m not sorry at all, thank you!! – I don’t think I’ll be going on and on about what a wonderful time of year this is. And it really is. 🙂
I woke up this morning, nice and late, for me anyway. I took my time getting dressed and all that, and then I went to a nearby Starbucks. When faced with no time or energy for baking or blogging, you can’t go wrong with caffeine and comfy chairs. And a pastry. Oh, and a new book.
That was my morning. I wanted to let you know that it’s all right sometimes to just have a quiet hour to yourself. If you have kids and/or 60-hour-a-week jobs, obviously spare time is usually reserved for extra sleep. Given the opportunity though, don’t feel guilty about taking off and hiding for a while by yourself. At this time of year, it’s so easy to get stressed and lash out at those close to you. If the difference between a nasty fight and holiday harmony is a venti double-shot of espresso with seven pumps of syrup, then by all means, do it!
I’m aware that not everyone has time or money for this sort of thing, and really, I could have spent my $7 on something more important. But I decided today that I wanted a coffee. I wanted a sweet treat. And I damn sure wanted some quiet time to start reading a new book. So I did it.
When faced with no time for baking, no more energy for family and work obligations, and the need to blog about something, I came up with the following recipe:
Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato.
Cranberry Bliss Bar.
No phone calls.
No stress for half an hour (that’s right, I didn’t even stay for a whole hour!)
It may not seem like a lot, but it works for me. 🙂
Take care and happy reading.