Some Wednesdays are just Wednesday - other Wednesdays are hump days. I'll never forget the first time I heard that term. I was seventeen and my then boyfriend came over for dinner. We all sat at the dinner table and the usual jovial over excited and volumous conversation was going on. This was only heightened by the visitor to which my younger sisters were trying to be 'cool' for.
We lamented about our days, Mum's and Dad's at work, mine and the boyfriend's at school - when my boyfriend cheerfully announced: 'Oh well - at least it's hump day!' and gave me a nudge. I hadn't heard the term at that point and clearly neither had my parents whose eyes had grown quite large and were almost sending laser-like glares in our direction. 'You know, Monday-Tuesday, you get up to the hump of Wednesday and then Thursday Friday down the hump to the weekend'... My mother broke into laughter and my father chuckled, whether from relief or seeing the horror on my face, I'm not sure.
Hump days quite regularly take me back to that dinner table and I chuckle.
Ingredients: (makes 6 large or 12 small muffins)
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup milo
2/3 cup milk
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
60g butter, softened
Preheat oven to 190 degrees c.
In a mixer add all ingredients, mix until smooth.
Pour into muffin or cupcake papers until 3/4 full.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
So today, is it Wednesday or 'Hump Day' for you?
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