Today is National Fight Procrastination Day, a celebration that is easier said than done. While I can't sneak into your living room and force you to rearrange your furniture or dust all the blinds, I can urge you to get all of those down-on-your-knees, break-out-your-working-clothes chores done, so that you'll have plenty of time and space later on to dedicate to these great ideas. Think of these recipes as rewards for a job well done should you complete you chore list and enjoy them with the pride and honor of accomplishment, after all, it's not every day you alphabetize your entire library before noon!
Done running errands for the day? Dig into this delicious recipe for Old-Fashioned Donuts from the Flourishing Foodie for a festive treat that is as fun to make as is to eat. These cakey, cinnamon flecked donuts are sure to put idle hands to work with a result that is rewarding to bakers and tasters alike. Pair these pastries with a glass of ice cold cider for the ultimate autumn indulgence.
There is something about this next recipe that conjures images of the ancients feasting milk and honey under the shade of a voluptuous fig tree. While I doubt the gods of ancient Rome and Greece dined on scones, I bet they would have had they had access to the Brown-Eyed Baker's blog. Modest in their decadence, these Honey and Fig Scones make for a pleasant beginning or end to a long, demanding day, say, while ruling an empire?
Stick to your chore list just like pecans stick to the caramel glaze in this recipe for Sticky Pecan Caramel Rolls. These gooey rolls offer a sweet retreat from housework and will leave your home smelling absolutely delightful. Enjoy fresh from the oven or set aside for a rainy day when a little pick-me-up is all you need to get through stacks of unpaid bills, unwashed dishes or unmade beds.
This last recipe won't wait for the weary or pause for the procrastinators. With the last day of summer upon us its imperative that we take advantage of the season's fruits and veggies before they take to hibernation along with the birds, the bees and the bikini. The Kitchn sends summer out with a bang with its smashing good recipe for Blueberry Rum Smash. Sweet and boozey, just like your fondest memories of the season, this cocktail mixes equal parts nostalgia and current trends for an adult beverage that is refreshingly simple and maddeningly clever.
Now that you've compiled a new list of things to do, get to it, and don't let procrastination get the best of you!