What I cook when I have no time to cook

Whoops. Did I have a blog I was supposed to update? My bad.

I’m in a play again (see below for some sneak preview shots). Which means I am as time poor as they get. It’s not that I stop baking when I’m time poor, a woman needs to eat, I just reach for the classics instead of trying new recipes.

So I thought I’d share some of my staple go-to’s that I posted when I’m pretty sure my readership consisted of me, and my family members I made sign up.

Chocolate carrot muffins:

chocolate carrot muffin

Heavy as a rich chocolate cake, RIDICULOUSLY low in calories. High GI (OK, I don’t actually know what that means, but with the oaty-carroty goodness I’m sure it is). I literally have one next to me as I type this.

ANZAC biscuits:

Anzac biscuits

Sugar hit needed? Done.

Spinach and feta muffins:

Spinach and feta muffins

I usually devour one of these on the way home after rehearsals, and they’re super easy to make.

This time (unlike last time I was in a play and just put up an intermission post) I have proof that I’m in said play because another blogger (a lovely woman and photographer who blogs at Leanne Cole Photography) has been tracking the plays progress.

Neat huh? It’s all on her blog –  you can see all of the photos and her posts on the play to date here.

Actors on stage holding script with no set

One of the first rehearsals, no set, scripts in hand

I’m the brunette doing a terrible job of blocking so you can only see the back of my head. Note to self: face audience.

She has been tracking the plays progress from the very beginning when we had scripts in hand, to the blocking and set starting to creep in, the set and wardrobe building days, and most recently as things are starting to take shape more. No costumes yet, that’s to come very soon.

A model of the set

A little model of the set

We have rehearsals for two more weeks, and then the show runs for three weeks. I’ll try and remember to put up a link to her updates as I stumble through the next month, but you can see them all through her tag to ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. For those who know the play, I have the role of Gwendolyn. It’s a hoot.

Next up though, blueberry lemon and cornmeal muffins. I’ve just made them and am so besotted I’ve been doodling pictures of them on my notebook. I feel far more comfortable blogging about food then my actual life, as most bloggers are aware it’s a very strange step out of the comfort zone of your usual style. More so than donning 1850’s costumes and pretending to be someone else for three hours.

Stay tuned.


13 Comments on What I cook when I have no time to cook

  1. Leanne Cole
    29 June 2012 at 8:33 pm (6 years ago)

    HI Aimee, thanks for the links. I was thinking of coming either Sunday or Tuesday, do you know how long you will be rehearsing for on Sunday? I hope writing this on your blog is OK. Delete if you want it gone. Leanne

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      29 June 2012 at 8:42 pm (6 years ago)

      You can write whatever you like – I do! Sunday is a tech rehearsal (and costumes) so they’re going to be playing with the lights and doing the top and tails of scenes. Not sure how that effects you. But it’s 3pm and for three hours. Tuesday is as usual 🙂

      • Leanne Cole
        29 June 2012 at 8:43 pm (6 years ago)

        I have a portrait session at 2, so I might drop in when I am finished. Otherwise I will be there Tuesday.
        Thanks Aimee

  2. Courtney
    30 June 2012 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

    As long as you’re not already writing Mrs. Aimee Blueberry Lemon Cornmeal Muffin, I think you’re okay – and I am definitely looking forward to reading that recipe. 🙂 And thanks for the easy baking recap. Oh, and break a leg with your play, too! 🙂

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      1 July 2012 at 9:02 am (6 years ago)

      How about “mrs muffin” for short? Tee hee. Sounds like a new blog name 🙂

      • Courtney
        1 July 2012 at 2:06 pm (6 years ago)

        lol. 🙂

  3. Amy
    1 July 2012 at 10:54 am (6 years ago)

    Oooh, I love seeing the pics of you in the play! Fun! These recipes all sound great. I totally forgot that there’s such a thing as savory muffins…gotta try them. Break a leg 🙂

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      1 July 2012 at 1:00 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Amy! I think your penchant of mac cheese chould lend itself to a savoury muffin 🙂

  4. ceciliag
    2 July 2012 at 10:43 am (6 years ago)

    i love spinach and feta.. c

  5. Just A Smidgen
    3 July 2012 at 2:47 am (6 years ago)

    My niece is an actress and I find that life so fascinating and different from anything I’ve experienced! I love your food blogging and you’ve given us some really lovely recipes today! I do hope you find time to blog about acting.. it would be awesome!! I loved seeing that photo of you!! xo

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      3 July 2012 at 7:32 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Smidge! I do have a ball with it, not quite sure I’d have enough to blog about acting but I like throwing it in here occasionally 🙂

  6. Kristy
    3 July 2012 at 8:32 am (6 years ago)

    Break a leg! Do they use that expression in theater outside of the US? And those spinach feta muffins look perfect! And no time to cook, yep I hear ya!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      3 July 2012 at 8:52 am (6 years ago)

      Absolutely – break a leg is an international thing 🙂 Thanks Kristy!


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