Don't get me wrong, I feel like I've been using my time. Most of my allotted standing time has been spent in my kitchen. Nothing too fancy, just old recipes with new tricks.
Like theses. The peanut butter cookies I've made forever, with some new milk chocolate chips.
Or this lemon tart, now with a whole wheat short bread crust.
So, I'll admit a good bit of all this has been fun and I've definitely learned some things. Some valuable things. I've learned that these peanut butter cookies really are better with chocolate chips and that four year old boys really appreciate scooping out the dough and picking out all the chocolate chips. I've also learned that I am obsessed with whole wheat short bread crusts. Like really really into everything about them-- texture, taste, and color.
I've got some work to do, but hey- I've got some time.