This week, I’m home from work for the holidays. I’m enjoying it immensely. I’ve already hosted one dinner party, and I’m doing a brunch party tomorrow. I’ve also been cooking some lovely, nourishing meals, as well as doing some baking. I made an orange-spice cake for Monday’s dinner for which I may post a recipe, and today I’ve made some homemade granola for my husband. No, it’s not the most nourishing thing, seeing as I didn’t soak the oats, but I did use blanched almonds, unsweetened coconut, and I used grass-fed ghee and organic grade-B maple syrup, so that it’s full of good fats and minerals. It’s also rather tasty. The trick was baking it in a lower oven than most recipes call for, and stirring it every 10 minutes.
I think I would enjoy being a full-time homemaker, but I do also enjoy being a scientist, so I have no plans to quit my job anytime soon. I am, however, considering writing a cookbook for women who think that busy women can’t also make fabulous homemade meals that make their husbands feel like the luckiest man in the world. Seriously, I’m so not old-fashioned, and yet there’s something supremely satisfying about hearing my husband brag to his friends about the meals I make him on a regular basis.