I have a home based business and I actually LOVE working from home. I feel most productive when I'm working from home. I can throw a load of laundry in the washing machine while I wait for a cake to cool. I have the flexibility to adjust my schedule to accommodate lunches with my besties and walks with the dog. My life really should be minimally impacted by the "shelter in place" order because I've already got the "work from home" thing mastered.
It's always been my preference to work from home. What can I say? I'm a homebody. 💁🏻♀️It's not unusual for me to go three or four days in a row without leaving the house. And even then it's usually a trip to the grocery for necessary supplies that ultimately gets me to leave the confines of the house. Now that I feel like I NEED to stay at home for my own health and to protect my family members, I feel like these same four walls are starting to close in around me. 🏡
I've had all of the feels since we entered this global pandemic. Limited is just one of the emotions that seems to be at the forefront this week. I miss the days when I could just run out for a can of tomatoes without fear that the grocery store shelves would be empty or catching a respiratory virus. Or walk into a store without standing in line to wait for my turn to enter. Oh, the things I took for granted. 🥫😷
I'm still getting a lot of baking orders and that's bringing a much needed sense of normalcy to this weird time that we are in. I'm still limiting my grocery store trip to once a week and even though it's been a little harder to find the supplies that I need in the store, I've managed to get all of my orders made. I've also learned to keep a supply of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in stock because apparently this quarantine has everyone craving chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. 😂
Even though, I'm only buying the groceries that I need for the week and my list is more detailed than ever, I still end up with a few scraps and leftovers at the end of the week. This week my leftover produce was 1 apple, 1 carrot and a very small amount of raisins in the bottom of the bag that I needed up use up before I restocked the frig. Maybe it's just because I love to bake and my mind immediately goes to something sweet, but Morning Glory Muffins were the first thing to come to my mind. Sure they would be great in a salad too but muffins are way more crave worthy than salad. 🤣
Morning Glory Muffins
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup agave, honey or maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 apple, shredded
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup raisins
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Whisk together honey, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla.
Fold in apples and carrots.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
Fold in walnuts, shredded coconut and raisins.
Divide batter among muffin tins filling each almost to the top.
Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool in pan for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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