It's a sunny spring day, today, with an afternoon high of 68F according to the forecast. The drapes are open and at least a couple of windows are open, too, for fresh air. Earlier in the afternoon, I watched Dancer cat napping in a spot of sun shine on the living room sofa, dreaming kitty dreams of catching a bird, perhaps, if the twitching of his whiskers and paws were anything to go by!
Yesterday (Sunday) was a relaxed day. Daughter decided she wanted to try her hand at baking bread! But, not a regular loaf of bread! She wanted to make a type of Japanese sweet bread known as "melon pan". It's a type of bun, actually, It called for bread flour for the bun, itself, and cake flour for the sweet biscuit/cookie type dough on the outside, neither of which we had, but, she made do with regular all purpose flour. Once the dough was made (she kneaded it by hand), it was kept to rise, then, formed into balls, which were covered with the sweet biscuit/cookie dough (she omitted the optional step of coating the outer surface with sugar), scored, kept to rise a second time and then, baked:
|The Melon Pan Rising|
|The Baked Melon Pan|
Today, I did laundry and switched out daughter's pillows to the new ones I had ordered for her. I think I am due for a set of new pillows, myself!
I also checked on my medications and called the pharmacy to order a refill on one medication that was overdue for a refill! Not quite sure why it didn't get refilled automatically, but, I made myself a note on the calendar to call for another refill before I run out! Will probably need a new prescription from the doctor, by then.
Later in the evening, I watered the garden (front and back) and took the trash cans to the curb. It had been really windy, last night; I suppose that's why I found, not one, but, two, disposable face masks in my yard - one in the back and one in the front. I used a long handled garden tool to pick them up and put them in the trash can.
Brunch was curry puffs for both of us. Dinner was rice with keema curry and vegetables; I only needed to cook some rice.
I haven't been making weekly meal plans, but, this week's meal options include:
Brunch: curry puffs, melon pan, toast with scrambled eggs, French toast, pancakes, salad, sandwiches.
Dinner: rice with keema curry and vegetables (there's enough keema curry for more than one meal); parathas or tortillas with keema curry, fried rice, ramen noodles with chicken and vegetables, fish curry with rice and vegetables, leftovers, or something entirely different (soup, macaroni and cheese, etc.)
Today, I am grateful for:
- Sunshine and warmer weather
- Working appliances
- Water for the garden
- Free delivery of medications
- Medical/prescription insurance
Today's joyful activity was being in the garden while watering the plants with the garden hose and watching a hummingbird hovering in the air, drinking the water from the end of the spray of water! I held the spray as still as I could until the hummingbird darted off.
Plans for tomorrow include doing some dusting/cleaning and my piano lesson in the evening.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?