Had the Biscuit? Taking a Powder? In a Jam?
I just baked biscuits in my new oven for the first time. I decided to try the convection feature, and couldn't figure out why they weren't baking and then I realized that DUH, the oven is not the problem, the problem is that after ten years of using the same very simple recipe I suddenly forgot the correct temperature and was baking them in an oven that was a hundred degrees too cool. Miraculously, baking them at 350 for eight minutes and then heating up the oven to 450 and leaving them in for another, I dunno, six or seven minutes, seems to have resulted in biscuits that are at least edible, if not flawless.
The powder room is almost put back together - the organizer shelf doesn't match now so we're probably going to spray paint it, and we need a toilet paper holder and a towel hanger, but the toilet and sink are put back (nice features in a bathroom) and Matt is now in recovery - that was an intense bout of work for a tiny-ass little space. Eve is still slightly disappointed that we didn't paint the linoleum floor.
Friday night I got stuck watching this series and eating Squish candy. It was a little bit funny and a little bit sad and hard not to be judgy about these girls making consistently awful life choices, even though bad life choices seem infinitely more glamorous when Irish accents are involved. As the night and the show wore on, I realized that given their upbringing and role models it wasn't terribly surprising that it was difficult for them to advance in life, and maybe the only real loser here was the one staying up way too late binge-watching judgily and eating a positively stupid amount of frog gummies.
I bought a bunch of homemade jam from a choir fundraiser to help out a teacher at my school and because the jam sounded really good. The jam is really fucking good. I've decided that instead of doing that thing where we leave the jar in the fridge until it's old and questionable, I will bake biscuits daily or thrice weekly and we will eat jam until the jam is gone. So far we have tried whiskey plum and blueberry Earl Grey and they are divine.
Oh look, I have brought this incredibly random post full circle. I have an endoscopy tomorrow and I'm a little anxious, not because it's going to be a big deal because I know it's not, just for the general pain-in-the-assness of going to a hospital and waiting around while wearing a mask. I'm going to go read something distracting.