Lesson #38: You can get out of getting up at 4 AM to watch your boyfriend’s triathlon if you offer to stay home because somebody’s gotta make a post-tri breakfast, right?!
Lesson #39: When your boyfriend wants to carbo load the night before said triathlon with pesto pizza and Whole Foods can’t make it because they are um, out of dough, you can improvise with a ready-to-cook cheese pizza, dressed up with a little jarred pesto and a chopped chicken breast from the salad bar.
Lesson #40: If the triathlete requests banana bread but actually doesn’t have an electric mixer, you can get creative and make it in the blender.
Because seriously, not having beaters isn’t going to keep a girl like you from putting a loaf of healthy peanut butter banana bread on the table.
(Along with a fabulous strata.)
Lesson #41: If you need any baking supplies, just know that Hob Lob is closed on Sundays “to allow employees time to worship.” You better go to Michael’s, which clearly caters to those who want supplies for their pagan voodoo rituals. I mean, why else would they be open on the Lord’s day?
Lesson #42: If you’re remembering a time back in July when you said that maybe you shouldn’t move to Texas until the first of November, because you really aren’t sure if you can give up your favorite month of the year in Michigan, just remember how to cure homesickness. And then, even if it’s 84 degrees outside, put on your fall apron (over your pumpkin boxers) and get busy baking with some seasonal flavors.
Seriously. Make a butternut squash pizza. That should cheer you up.
But if it doesn’t, make some mini-loaves of spiced pumpkin bread.
Lesson #43: Do not begin “good times to get married” conversations with your boyfriend while he’s watching football.
I learned a lot this weekend!
Now time to get back to real life — happy Monday!