Panda-eyed Lynn

I could understand how frustrating it is NOT to be able to fall asleep.

I was a victim of insomnia yesterday. While I knew my body was already rather weak, with the aching muscles and irritating cough, I could not get to sleep. I tried to turn in early after taking the medication but instead of falling into a deep sleep, I tossed and turned.

And at 2am, the silence of the night was broken by some college students who felt that they had to announce to the whole neighbourhood what they were talking about. My goodness! Then there was screaming and laughs from some ladies and this persisted for more than an hour. I stared into the space, half wondering if it was because I was not their age and thus could not appreciate the excitement and adventures these young ones go through. But after bearing this thought for a minute, I heard a shout from a neighbour, “SHUT UP!” and decided to be kind to myself. It’s them, not me. This bunch of inconsiderate college students! Life in college must be real relaxing that they can party the whole night!

Anyway, for the whole day, I was suffering from panda eyes and a cloudy mind. Ken and I went for the fellowship meeting and during some deep discussion, I could not contribute at all because I just wasn’t thinking. And when we came back home, we were greeted by those noises again! Party again?!!!!!!!

I know shifting apartment is kinda out of the question but perhaps, ear-plugs could help? I hope so!

Anyway, I decided to pamper myself by asking the hubs to buy me cupcakes. Cupcakes can cheer one up, you know?

Quick breads: Baking Powder Biscuits

I’m on to the next stage of my baking lessons which is on quick breads.

Quick breads refer to most types of loaf and pan breads, muffins, biscuits and scones and are a snap to assemble, usually requiring little more than stirring together a handful of everyday ingredients and slipping the mixture into a hot oven. Quick breads rely on baking powder and/or baking soda for leavening. So, they are more like cake than they are like bread.

My first item on the list? Baking powder biscuits.

Since biscuits and quick breads benefit from minimal stirring, it is best to stay by the rule. Well, strangely, while the recipe stated thatit should yield 10 biscuits, I could only produce 5! Weird!

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