Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Rode Hard, Put Away Wet

Well, I'm not feeling any better today. Worse if anything. Does this mean that my weekends must now consist of nothing but extreme vegetation if I am to be able to get up for work Monday? I didn't even stay up late, or do anything that "normal" people would consider strenuous. But it kicked my butt, and now I'm down for the count.

Relatively speaking, of course, because I am at work. I'm just miserable and cranky and dealing with hair trigger emotions.

I got up this morning, dragged myself into the store to teach, and had one student who may have Parkinson's (this is not me joking, this is me trying to describe a student whose hands were shaking inexplicably). She had very little control over her hands and I did not enjoy the class at all. She was very nice, but I was not in the mood, and I just found the whole experience very frustrating. I nearly kissed her when she said the chairs were uncomfortable and could we call it a day 15 minutes early.

I walked out from the class and pretty much burst into tears as soon as my butt hit the car seat.

But last night I did try a new recipe in the breadmachine. Pumpkin rolls. One of my all time favorite treat on the planet are the sweet potato bisquits that English's restaurants sell. I don't know where the chain of restaurants is other than the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, but if you're near one, the bisquits are $3 for a dozen, and they are heavenly rich little bits of yumminess. So I thought I'd give this recipe a try.

It worked out pretty well, except that I stupidly didn't measure the pumpkin until it was too late, which meant I had to add a lot of flower because the dough was so moist, and that meant we had a near overflow in the machine.

But next time I know one can is about two batches of rolls, and for breakfast this morning smothered in margerine, it was heavenly.

Super duper yummy. I'm already planning my next batches, which will include correct amounts of pumpkin, and a decrease on the cooking time so they're a smidge more moist.

All I have to do is live through work today.

Oh, and if you're the praying sort, Shea could probably use a few extra shout-outs. Thanks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest up, take it easy on yourself. Many positive thoughts are coming your way from Harford county. Linda

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Shea said...

Thanks Amie... the more we find out about the whole situation the worse it gets... and to make it worse I've had everybody under the sun calling to ask if it was the same Johann I did pastries for so that I have to go through the whole "yes it was him... yes it's horrible... no I don't know what happened... no I've not seen him in 3 years... I have no idea why..." which is beginning to get old, esp'ly when it's people I don't even like calling.

On a happier note.. I've got a killer sweet potato biscuit recipe that I'll dig up for you... I've made it for several catering events to rave reviews!


2:42 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

I'm liking the idea of pumpkin muffins or bread. I'm so easily convinced these days.

4:27 PM  
Blogger David said...

Oh, man. I could LIVE off of English's sweet potato biscuits! : p

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Could you maybe post the recipe for those pumpkins thingies. Sounds yum!!

Prayers and positive thoughs from
Pikesville in Bawlmer Co.

3:02 PM  

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