procrastinating: shoveling the snow.
prep time: 35 minutes (& 3 hours to chill)
cook time: 3 minutes a batch
cleanup time: 10 minutes
time spent procrastibaking: 4 hours-ish.
hey there, procrastibakers. happy february!
today in massachusetts, we’re experiencing yet another major snowstorm (along with most of the rest of america– yay snowmageddon!), which i, for one, appreciate. snowstorms are a wonderful opportunity to stay home and snuggle up, throw on some comfy sweats, and put on some old favorite movies (ahhh, kelly clarkson!).
okay, correction: unemployed snowdays are fun. the soul-crushing inability to acquire gainful employment stings a little less as the snow begins to fall and covers everything in clean white purity. you’re not home alone today, because the rest of the world is snowed in with you. and if you can manage to send in a few job applications while the world is snowy and sleepy, well, you’re ahead of the game, aren’t you?
since i still haven’t heard back from mcdonalds about being their next fry technician (thank you, higher education), i think some pre-job training might edge me ahead of the throngs of competition. and so, i present to you the snowday treat: pumpkin doughnuts. fried to a golden perfection, dipped in spicy sugar– they may not be baked, but they’re helping me avoid the 8+ inches of snow in the driveway, and that’s procrastibaking enough for me. let’s go!
prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
cleanup time: 5 minutes
time spent procrastibaking: 45 minutes.
hi procrastibakers! it’s been a lovely stay with my family in new york, but by this time tomorrow i should be safely back in the original procrastibake kitchen in good ol’ boston. do i have anything packed yet? is my laundry done? is it sorted? in the machine? no, no, and no, dear procrastibakers, and it’s because i’ve instead opted to pay tribute to my home– the big apple– with some baked banana apples. priorities, people.
baked apples are arguably more of a fall or winter dessert, but i try to never let the seasons dictate my deliciousness. almost ridiculously simple to make, there’s a lot of wiggle room in this recipe, which allows for more creativity. today, we’re using fun ingredients like bananas and maple syrup to give our baked apples unparalleled levels of taste and excitement. let’s go!
i know this blog is usually dedicated to me putting off something in favor of baking, but today’s recipe was specially requested by my friend brittany for her soon-to-be six year old’s birthday this week. and while i have no problem putting off my own things (paperwork, dishes, etc), i try to follow up more promptly on baked goods for my friends. esme is adorable and like other girls her age, she’s all about cupcakes, fruit, and the color pink. i’ve got some good ingredients and cute tools to use, so let’s make her something pretty!
prep time: 30 mins
bake time: 20-25 mins
cleanup time: 10 mins
total time procrastibaking: 1 hour
procrastinating: feeling glum.
prep time: 45 minutes
bake time: 25 minutes
cleanup time: 15 minutes
time spent procrastibaking: 90 minutes
hey there, procrastibakers. i’m having one of those days where things are just not working out as much as i’d like them to. i spent the morning applying for jobs (and if last week was any indication, even getting a response would be miraculous); i am running precariously low on funds, even for a grad student; relationships and friendships are shifting and changing– basically, i’m in some sticky situations.
in reality, that’s not so fun, but it HAS served as the inspiration for today’s procrastibaking: sticky pecan upside-down cupcakes. sweet pecan glaze bubbles over the top and sides of these cupcakes, making each bite delectable. nutty, sticky– sounds about right. let’s get going!
procrastinating: monday morning
prep time: 35 minutes
bake time: 35 minutes
cleaning time: 10-15 minutes
time spent procrastibaking: 1.5 hours
greetings from new york, procrastibakers. i’m currently on location in my parents’ kitchen– a great place to unwind after spending the last couple days surrounded with friends and family. (i’m so lucky to have such super people in my life; i’d procrastibake for you all every day if i could.) now that it’s sunday night, everyone in my family is off doing their own things– working, hanging out with friends, watching tv, playing the guitar– leaving the kitchen empty, save for me, my procrastibaking, and two very excited puppies.
my family’s dogs, jack and rudy, are staring up at me with these adorable puppy dog eyes and probably could not get closer to me if they tried. though i know how much they love me, i’m sure their proximity has more to do with the open slab of bacon on the counter. and as much as i love them right back, they won’t get to partake of the bacon tonight, because it’s all going into my ultimate baked good recipe: the bacon brownie. salty bacon, gooey chocolate– it soothes every hunger pain, satisfies every sweet tooth, basically makes life worth living again. oh, and though they don’t get top billing in the recipe, there’s also a healthy dose of milk duds, because, ya know, why not.
for the record, i’m making no attempt to hide the fact that these are not good for you. they are probably pretty much opposite of healthy. but they taste damn good, and with these for breakfast tomorrow morning, monday will seem a little more do-able. let’s go.