For all the parents of young ones out there: If you go around the house first thing in the morning singing “I’m not sorry for the things I do / My brain is stuck from shooting glue!” you may have some explaining to do.
As mentioned earlier, rye toast is my reason for getting up in the fall. Any other time of year, I wouldn’t even look at toast. (It’s not quite the same since they stopped making Grossinger’s Rye, either, I’ll admit.) My question is this: Does anyone else soften the butter by balancing it atop an oatmeal box, just underneath the under-the-counter toaster, while the rye is doing its thing? Gets it just the perfect amount of soft. Just call me Heloise.