How do you survive 10 days away from home?
Let me introduce you to my dear friend Lynda.
Oh and, my sweet companion Marleigh.
Lynda is diabetic and totally blind, my best friend,
and yes, if we go back many years, a first apartment roommate.
Two weeks ago Lynda had to have a full knee replacement.
And she had to find a caretaker for sweet Marleigh.
Of course, since Marleigh drowns me in kisses and hugs,
I was the first to step forward.
Which this meant living at Lynda's house for about 10 days.
So, how does a foodie survive in a stranger's house?
I found out that I can live out of a laundry basket,
live without a coffee maker
(Yes, I drove to McDonald's every morning for coffee),
and painfully survived without my desktop
(most I've used my laptop, ever).
But the real question is: How does a foodie survive in someone else's kitchen?
Now that was a tough one.
Looking for something sweet within those 10 days....
I ran across a package of Martha White double chocolate muffin mix.
JUST ADD MILK!
Quick fix, and I would be satisfied with a baked treat.
But I was faced with another dilemma.....
Lynda is not a milk drinker.
So, I had to think like I was surviving in the wild.
Coffee Mate, meet Martha White.
AND IT WORKED!
Within 20 minutes I was enjoying a baked sweet treat.
Sprinkled a few M&M's on top, and produced pure satisfaction.
And that's how a foodie survives outside their comfort zone for 10 days.