What to do when it’s too hot to go outside

1. Find all the heavy rug yarn from the stuff Grandma gave me.  Wind into balls and arrange in a somewhat symetrical pattern.

2. Make a rug.  Yeah, still working on that one.  I can’t decide to crochet it for speed, cause if I do it’ll most likely be done by the end of the week or knit it to make the yarn go further.  Found a cute entrelac rug pattern I may try.  Honestly what’ll probably happen is that I’ll try one and not like it and then switch to the other.

3.  Make muffins.

I have a fantabulous cook book that we just call “The Gray Cookbook.”  Cause it’s gray.  It’s from the 1950’s and has directions for everything you could possibly think of.  Head cheese, salad dressings, pancakes (or griddle cakes as they’re called in there), hard boiled eggs, muffins, finger sandwiches, etc.  You name it, I can almost guarantee you that there’s a recipe for it in there.  I mixed up a double batch of their Twin Mountain Muffins, and no, I have no idea why they’re called that, and divided up the batter amongst 4 bowls and let the boys each add what they wanted.  We had blueberries, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and craisens, and super chunky peanut butter ones.  Very much yum.

4.  Eat muffins.  I’m trying to decide if I like the blueberry better, or the peanut butter.  I probably should go and get one more of each before I decide.

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1 Response to “What to do when it’s too hot to go outside”


  1. 1 Patti July 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

    hot day and you bake muffins?

    Edible play dough, making soap bubbles or finger paint were fun hot day events. And making Eskimo Cookies that stayed in the frig were the best!

    Eskimo Cookies
    1 1/2 sticks butter
    3/4 c sugar
    dash salt
    1/2 t vanilla
    2-3 T cocoa
    2 c dry minute oat
    powdered sugar

    Cream butter & sugar. Add cocoa, vanilla, and salt. Stir in oats. Roll into balls and then dip in powdered sugar. Refrigerate.

    Melt in your mouth addictive goodness Your boys will love making these.


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