Happy Birthday LifesLemons! Did you think I’d forgotten? You thought I’d forgotten, didn’t you? I don’t blame you, it’s 10:38 PM. But, I didn’t forget your 3rd birthday. How could I? Growing Lemons is in my top favorite past times, didn’t you know? It’s just that, well, you know… I’m either driving or working or eating or working or driving or eating. Usually in that order. It’s just too bad that blogging is farther down the free-time totem pole. It’s right behind swimming and running. Honest.
And since we’re being honest, LifesLemons, there’s something else that you should know. I’ve been meaning to tell you this for quite some time and I hope that you don’t take offence.
I’m cheating on you, LifesLemons. I blog for another, weekly…but it’s part of my job, you see. I author, “New Things Thursday” to promote the selling of college surplus- desks, chairs, odds and ends. You might even like it if you gave it a chance. Posting steady reminds me of the way you and I used to be. But it’s nothing serious, LifesLemons, the content is super goofy and you’re still my number one. Honest. But hey, if you want to check it out sometime, by all means, go to w, w, w, dot….What a rotten thing to bring up on your birthday. Let’s change the subject.
I baked you a cake, LifesLemons, like I do every year. Well, sort of. I made it in advance and technically they’re birthday waffles again. We enjoyed them so much last year and they freeze so nicely. This year though, unlike last, they were completely homemade- pumpkin waffles with white chocolate chips. That’s love.
What else? I’ll tell you what else. I followed the recipe step-by-step, even though the egg whites had to be beaten separately. Do you know what that’s like, LifesLemons? Do you even know the extra steps involved? Shell cracking with care, dividing the yolk, dirtying an extra bowl, not to mention finding both beaters (when I usually use a spoon.) This was all to form stiff peaks, to fold into the waffle batter, so they’d be extra light and extra fluffy. Though it’s a huge pain, I did it for you, LifesLemons, for your birthday. You know that I would never bake for another blog, but especially fold in stiff peaks. I’d just throw everything in one bowl, all at once, and hope for the best.
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