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It’s been a wonderful couple of days with my mom. She came up Sunday, knowing I’d get the results phone call near the beginning of the week. I was so glad she was here when I got the good news. I’m also glad that she has spoiled me rotten while she’s been here. I don’t think I’ve changed a single dirty diaper. Spoiled, I tell ya.
Hailey loves Nana and has been over the moon since her arrival. We’ve played at the park, read stories and run errands. Yesterday afternoon, however, a cold front started to blow through.
In just a few hours the temperature dropped 30 degrees. Some areas of Charlotte saw flurries. We decided the cold, rainy late afternoon would be best spent in the kitchen.
I’m usually more of a cook than a baker, but yesterday’s cozy afternoon begged for baking.
And butter worms.
So bake we did.
I was surprised that Hailey handled the privilege of flour so well. She poured it from cup to cup, somehow managing to keep it off the floor.
Her shirt, however, didn’t fare quite as well.
It didn’t take long to whip up a batch of scones.
They baked, I cleaned up and Nana and Hailey snuggled while watching George.
For not being a baker, I was surprised how delicious these scones turned out. Perhaps I kept them a bit too thick because the centers were slightly soft, but the combination of craisins, walnuts and dark chocolate was heavenly.
I’m enjoying another one now with a hot cup of decaf. The perfect way to start a 23 degree morning.
For full ingredient list and recipe click here: Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Scones. And enjoy!
Do you prefer cooking or baking?