A handful of years ago (ok, maybe more than a handful...Like 6 or 7? How much is a handful, anyway?) I was into making things from scratch. I was trying really hard to avoid prepackaged foods, partly from a health perspective, but also to save a little cash wherever I could. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I have gotten away from that. Sometimes it's nice to create things from scratch, but sometimes you just need to BUY THE DANG GRAHAM CRACKERS, HOLY SMOKES, WHO HAS TIME TO MAKE HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS?
Ahem. Anyway. During this phase, I pinned a recipe (on pinterest) for homemade pop tarts, which sounded highly intriguing. I love a good pop tart (they are basically breakfast pie), so I thought making them myself would be kind of fun. But that recipe sat there on my "Recipes to Try" board for years, through the passing of my "All Homemade All The Time" phase, into my "I Have No Time For Anything" phase, and finally into my "Oh, I Have Time Again, And Oodles Of It" phase. (Having kids in school all day is kind of the best.) (Also the worst. But that's a blog post for another day.) It had been sitting there for so long, that I decided to slap it on my 40 by 40 list to finally make it happen. (If it's on a list, then I have to cross it off. I'm a crazy person. It's fine.) (I also love parentheses way too much.)
This is all to say, I finally made some homemade pop tarts back in April, and I loved them. They were kind of a lot of work, and they didn't taste anything like store-bought pop tarts, but they were flaky and sweet and delicious. Would I make them again? Maybe. But certainly not on the regular. My pants barely fit as it is.
I even took a couple pictures, amazingly enough! Don't mind the general mess in the background. That's what my counters always look like. We dump everything there. I don't even see the clutter anymore.
In case you were curious, I used this recipe. And I went with cinnamon sugar, because it's my favorite kind. And maybe the fact that it looked the easiest played a small part. Maybe.
Surfing Sunday 05.19
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