Thanks for all your patience and kind notes. You, my readers, are the awesomest! The recital (not a competition, just a performance thank goodness) was full of bluffs, blunders, errors, and miscounts, but my family in the audience told me it looked great. I had one tap routine and one jazz routine. My husband surreptitiously took video of the tap routine and is threatening to put it on YouTube.
So after spending all of Saturday practicing and practicing and practicing and then performing Saturday night (followed up with a grilled cheese, waffle fries, and a chocolate egg cream at the diner afterwards), my busy time was not up yet. My office is doing a fundraiser for the American Cancer society. We're participating in the Relay For Life on Friday and we had a Monday morning bake sale.
Every bake sale has cookies and brownies, so I like to do something different.
I made a cherry-almond pie. You can get the recipe from the Williams Sonoma website.
I also made a blueberry buttermilk cake. I saw this recipe on both Stacey Snacks and Smitten Kitchen. The recipe is supposed to be made wiht raspberries, but I had a glut of blueberries in the house and decided to use them instead.
The pie was a big hit and sold out by the end of the day. I even purchased a slice for myself (I found the almond flavor a bit lacking). The blueberry cake was less popular, although one of our analysts who was out of the office yesterday said today he would buy all leftovers, so it will be gone this morning.
I'll also be doing the ACS Relay for Life. If anyone is interested in sponsoring me, I'll post the link.