Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Getting my cooking mojo back

I don't know when it started, but my cooking mojo has been slowly fading over the last year or two. Last Christmas, instead of my usual three day cooking marathon for DH's family, I made a big pot o'chili and some brownies then called it a day. This would have been an entire post all to itself had my blog existed in December, but I'd probably be divorced by now, so we won't go there.

Loss of Cooking Mojo might not be a tragedy, but when you own about 150 cookbooks, it's certainly a shame. In order to try and get that mojo back, I'm designating Wednesdays as Food Day here in JelliDonut Land. Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been all take-out and frozen crap but it's not exactly been a Food Network show either.

To coincide with my 100th blog post, I offer you my Angel Scones:

I call them Angle Scones because they are so light and fluffy. The little serving cup on the plate contains freshly made rhubarb-blueberry jam. Here's the linky to the recipe. My mods for the jam include upping the rhubarb to eight cups, keeping the sugar at three cups, and adding about three cups of fresh blueberries when I started the initial cooking. I now have a dozen little containers of jam in my freezer, a nice size jar for my bff, and a big (and rapidly getting smaller) bowl in my refrigerator. It's kind of an odd recipe, but it works and it's pretty yummy stuff.

The recipe for the scones is in the sidebar. I'll be adding more recipes, hopefully every Wednesday. I still owe you my Strawberry Lemonade Bread but the recipe needs to be tweaked a bit more. With strawberries plentiful right now, I should have the recipe worked out soon. Meanwhile, make scones and jam!


  1. The scones look delicious! I'm working on cooking mojo, too.

  2. hmmm... I'm not to jam yet. Still on the letter "c" for cake. But I'm looking forward to Wednesdays. I'm sure it will be inspiration for me on Thursdays!

  3. Your scones look delish! I know what you mean about the cooking mojo. I think I lost mine because it's so hard to cook properly when we have so many different activities every night at dinnertime. Add in 17 years of cooking (over 15 of them being breakfast, lunch and dinner), weeeell...I'm kinda tired of cooking and trying to come up with new (easy) ideas all the time. Although, when everyone is home for dinner at the same time, I try to make the extra effort of a nice meal ;)

  4. mmmm.... scones! Thanks for the recipe. I printed it out and will try it on Monday when my daughter comes to visit. I have some fresh cherries I might add to the mix.

  5. Oh how I love scones. Downloading the recipe now. PS: I need to check into GoogleDocs more - I never realized you can use it to host pdf's that can be shared. Hmmmmmm . . .

  6. I made the scones this morning adding 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries. Delicious!!! They are the best scones I've had in years! Thank you.
    (Looking forward to your strawberry lemonade bread)


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