Creativity finds a way

Riffing on the Jurassic Park “life finds a way”…

Heart eggsToday at work I found out that we should be closing on our house in a week, two at the most! So exciting!

However, the rest of the day at work was painfully dull. We have an old lady who is our client, and my job once a year is to enter all 500 checks she wrote over the year into a spreadsheet. Blerg. My eyes were glazed over by the end. Oh, and it didn’t help my headache at all. I did get yummy food at Life Alive for lunch thanks to a gift certificate from my friend M, but that was the highlight of the work day.

chocolate orange breadAfter the younger two went with their dad I made eggs for Hufflepuff in the shape of hearts. Awww…

Next I followed a recipe on Rachael’s blog for chocolate orange bread, and just made it gluten-free. Oh my gosh it’s divine! I’m going to have to write up my tweaks on my recipe blog, because I absolutely cannot lose the recipe!

animal bunsNext I wanted to make animal buns like the cute pandas on Bento Monsters. I tweaked our pizza crust recipe, as that’s the most malleable dough I could think of, though the Chebe breadstick dough would probably be better. I want to try this again with a Chebe dough at some point.

I made pandas, white tigers, and penguins, hitting the top animals for G1, G3, and G2 respectively. I think they turned out pretty cute, even if they aren’t close to as cute as the Bento Monsters pandas. She doesn’t have to deal with sticky gluten-free dough. Plus, my girls were impressed. Usually Ravenclaw pooh poohs my creations, but she was happy.

animal painting

While the buns were baking I made lunches for tomorrow. It looks like Gryffindor is feeling well enough to go back to school, so I needed 3 lunches again. I decided to paint a few pieces of white cheddar so they would have a piece of cheese as well as their bread that was all cute and of their favorite animal. Those seem to have turned out pretty cute.

And now it’s bed time. Busy day tomorrow, and a busy weekend ahead.