I pulled an “Alexa” for quick peanut butter frosting for 2 cupcakes.

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Imperfect cupcakes don’t care what frosting they get, as long as it’s some.

Man oh man. Today I quickly baked a batch of Gratitude cookies* for the two maintenance men who arrived this morning to repair a broken U pipe under the kitchen sink, replace and hook up two broken elements on the old stove and install weather-stripping around the door.

I put all three of the requests in on Saturday when I found the leak as I was pulling out the muffin tin from the cupboard under the sink where I keep all of the various pans and racks for baking.  I diagnosed the leak with me trusty flashlight and noted that it wasn’t an emergency. Since I know the property management company is two years behind on maintenance, I didn’t expect quick results, let alone all three in one go on the following Monday morning. It’s only natural that I’d bake them something warm for their lunches in such a situation.

And so I made a single batch while they were here, one cookie sheet, and sent both chaps out the door with six warm cookies for each of them. No leftovers.

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Over the course of the past couple hours since they left, I’ve been inhaling the comforting aroma of those cookies and my sweet tooth was activated such that I couldn’t shut it off. Then I remembered that there were a couple leftover, imperfect, Crazy Cake chocolate cupcakes wrapped in the freezer, and that I have peanut butter in the cupboard.

It’s like this: I know someone named Alexa who was extremely fond of peanut butter frosting, fond enough that she would stir up a little bowlful of it to enjoy al fresco, alone, with a spoon. Couple raggedy cupcakes need a little frosting? Hello, tablespoon of peanut butter, a teaspoon of butter, a little milk and some icing sugar. How’d you like to frost something?

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Some fall colors & Somali spoons on my kitchen table

*https://mschefinseattle.com/2018/10/17/thanks-via-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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