Daughter and I slept in on Saturday. I spent the rest of the morning replying to blog comments, reading and commenting on some other blogs, checking emails, and playing sudoku online. I had a piece of toast and the last of the seeni sambol (spicy onion relish) for brunch, followed by a pear.
In the afternoon, daughter and I drove over to see friend R. Daughter had decluttered eight purses/handbags that she no longer wanted which we gave to friend R to pass along to her daughters and granddaughter and friend R gave us the rest of our Holiday gifts that hadn't arrived in time. Daughter and I stayed in the car and R took the bag of purses from the trunk and put the bag of gifts in the trunk - it's our version of contactless pick up and delivery!
After we came home, I practiced the piano and then, walked in my driveway for 15 minutes. It was a sunny day with a daytime high of 73F and daughter came to sit outside in the garden while I walked. While we were outside neighbor S's daughter N called out to us from across the street and brought over some food she, her mother, and grandmother had made:
|LAUSD Coffee Cake, Kufta, and Blinchik|
The coffee cake is made according to the recipe used by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to make the coffee cake that is served in their school cafeterias. According to my daughter (who attended LAUSD schools from kindergarten till she graduated from high school), it was a favorite snack and brought back childhood memories! The kufta is a type of meatball and the blinchik are crepes filled with cheese or meat (there were a couple of them with a mixture of feta and mozzarella for me because they know that my daughter doesn't like cheese and the rest had a meat filling). I sauteed them in a little oil and we had them with a cup of tea (me) and coffee (daughter):
|Blinchik, after being sauteed|