For brunch, I ate some of the leftover pancake breakfast friend R had brought - a little of the scrambled eggs, one piece of bacon, and about a quarter of a cranberry-orange pancake. There is still another pancake and a quarter, left, as well as a lot of egg, another piece of bacon, and some hash browns! I thought daughter might eat some of it, for her brunch, but she chose to finish the rest of her Japanese teriyaki beef lunch from the day before.
When we went to pick up the Japanese food, the other day, and I asked her to buy some grapes from the market next to it, she heard it as "crepes" instead of "grapes" and she got all excited because she loves crepes! So, I promised to make her some crepes and yesterday, at tea time, I decided to make some to have with our tea:
|The first one out of the pan|
Later in the evening, since daughter had asked for curry puffs for dinner, I made some:
With the remaining two pieces of puff pastry, I made us a dessert:
I spread a spoonful of raspberry preserves in the middle of the pastry, sprinkled the edges of the pastry with a little bit of sugar and baked them for about 15 minutes (at 350F). Then, I filled the middle with fresh raspberries and spooned a little more melted raspberry preserves over the berries. They would have looked pretty with a dusting of powdered sugar on top, but I didn't have any powdered sugar. It was sweet without being too sweet and daughter loved it so much, I gave her half of mine, as well!
After that, I was too tired to do the dishes, so everything was piled in the sink, overnight! Daughter put away the leftovers and I told her to freeze some of the curry puffs to take back with her, but I don't know if she did that or not.
Friend R called in the evening, before I made the curry puffs and we had a long chat. Later, just as I had finished making the curry puffs, cousin V called to ask how the surgery went and how I was feeling.
In between writing my blog post, speaking on the phone, and baking pastries, I played sudoku, read blogs, corresponded by email with a friend, and relaxed, er, I mean, recuperated!
Yesterday, I was grateful for:
- Another day to recuperate
- Leftover pancakes for breakfast
- Phone calls from neighbor T, friend R, and cousin V
- Curry puffs for dinner
- Raspberry pastries for dessert and the fact that daughter liked them so much
Looking back, it was a nice way to end February. How was your day?