Ignominy of Defeat

During the ridiculous war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, our son and I were evacuated to Ireland.  We lived in the Dublin Blackrock neighborhood,  he attending the French Lycee in Blackrock while I worked at the American Embassy.  The Embassy was about 4 stops on the train but I arrived home 2 hours after our son.

He was usually ready for a snack after school and I would make a variety of Betty Crocker mix muffins to freeze so that he could reheat them when he got home.  One of his favorite flavors was lemon poppy seed.

I don’t know how I convinced myself that I could make these from scratch.  While not terrible, they lacked character, flavor and a reason to exist.  My husband is coming home tomorrow and he will be pleased 😀

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An American living in Burgundy, France
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4 Responses to Ignominy of Defeat

  1. Mad Dog says:

    That’s a long way to go for an evacuation! Perhaps your husband might like a large whisky before the muffins 😉

  2. kjmullally says:

    I will be pleased! Can’t wait. Home with a Magnum of your favorite!!

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