When life hands you lemons, make lemon scones. This week should have been a great week for me. I had a birthday, and I love birthdays. I’m not someone who worries about her age, but rather embraces each stage of my life.
Despite the smile and carrot cake, I had a tough week. At times I felt like shaking my fist at God, telling Him that this is not how things are supposed to go. Blaming Him for my hurting. But you can’t do that. You can’t blame God for your disappointments, so I tried to continue to praise Him through my suffering.
While I don’t think it’s wise to turn to food as an emotional outlet, cooking and baking are therapeutic for me. I head to my kitchen when I need to escape the realities around me and just get lost in the ingredients.
So that’s what I did one morning when my little darling woke up at 5:15 AM saying, “I haffa go pee pee, Mommy, I haffa go pee pee”. After taking her to the bathroom she declared, “It’s time to go downstairs.” There were many futile attempts to get her to understand that anything before 7 AM is still the middle of the night, but it was clear she was not going to go back to sleep. So downstairs we went and out came the lemons.Print
This was my first time making scones; for some reason I thought they sounded fancy and difficult. These could not be easier, though, and they were absolutely delicious. The lemon flavor just pops and is perfect paired with the blueberries. If you didn’t know, you wouldn’t guess that they are a healthy version of a scone, vegan, without refined sugar, and made with whole wheat flour.
Meghan thought these were a fun treat for breakfast. When she saw them come out of the oven she said, “Oooh, cookies!”
Notice how dark it is outside in this picture? I hope she doesn’t think I’m going to bake for her every time she wakes up at 5:15 AM. Uh oh. I may have started a trend here.
My kitchen therapy worked as I was able to forget about life for a while when I was making these scones. And everything seemed much brighter when I tasted how good they were.
Question: When life hands you lemons, what’s your therapy?