A little list of what’s been striking my fancy these days…
Morning Glory Muffins – I don’t know if it’s a weird pregnancy craving or what (and who knows, since I was eating chips and guacamole for breakfast just a few weeks ago), but I can’t get enough of these. They’re a little pricey from the bakery, so I’m hoping to find the wherewithal to make them myself soon. (Here is the original recipe, from the Morning Glory Cafe on Nantucket.)
H.P. Lovecraft – the perfect way to ring in the Apocalyptic season. Forget Santa — all hail Cthulhu!
Slip-on Converse sneakers – in preparation for a time in the not-too-distant future when I can’t bend over to tie my shoes. Also handy while running in vain from apocalyptic destruction.
Making and baking holiday gifts – I have bought a few things here and there, but I try to focus on homemade stuff, when I have the energy. Cheaper + more thoughtful = win.
My latest picture book – Now with an official title! It’s called No Slurping, No Burping! A Tale of Table Manners, and will be out in early 2014 from Disney, and available for purchase next holiday season, Apocalypse notwithstanding. Hope to have some art to share with you soon; what I’ve seen so far looks amazing.
Mulling and planning – I’ve been feeling pretty good these days, pregnancy-wise, but I haven’t been particularly motivated to write anything (probably because most of my mental energy, creative or otherwise, has been, er, diverted). So I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my current projects, figuring out character backstories and motivations and conflicts and researching certain details. It’s all part of the process. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself.
What have you been into and up to lately?
That muffin sounds yummy but a bit of work to prepare I think. My cookie baking lately has included an outrageously chocotate chocolate cookie recipe that I took from none other than Martha Stewart. According to one co-worker, who I’ve hooked on these things, “I should not have made crack and brought it to work.” They are a slight pain if you really follow Martha because no, I do not have the time or energy to roughly chop a bunch of chocolate…chips will do my dear!
Other than that I’ve been a traveling fool for work…Chicago for the next few weeks it seems. Weee…….
Glad you are feeling well!
Mike, don’t tease — where do I get the recipe for these double chocolate crack cookies?
Here you got…but I give fair warning 🙂 http://www.marthastewart.com/339686/outrageous-chocolate-cookies
Whoa. Those look ridiculous! : )
Getting ready for Vermont in January! But I may take a break to try these muffins out–yum.
I’m SO happy for you, Kara. Promise you’ll announce your shower–I want to send your baby a gift!!
Yay! Best of luck at the residency — you’re gonna love it. : )
Hi! I just happened to print out a recipe for morning glory muffins the other day– go to recipes.com– they DO sound delicious! (Wishing you all that is good………) E