Monthly Archives: May 2013

Culinary Discoveries

This week’s culinary discoveries have been:

1. You can cook corn in the microwave  Where have I been all these years!  It comes out perfectly – if you follow the cooking time table.  We had great corn without waiting (what feels like) eons for the water to boil, heating up the whole house!

2. They sell half turkey breasts.  I got a super duper deal on half turkey breasts (I’ll admit I bought 4 – I love turkey so much!) and they’re stupidly easy to cook.  Plus, I have a convection microwave so again, I got away without heating up the whole house.  I could eat turkey every week but I hate the cleaning of the bird, the cleaning up after cooking, the time it takes to cook, and how it heats up the house.  I pretty much solved all of that!

(and if I happened to throw a batch of magic cookie bars in the convection oven while it was hot who could blame me???  they perhaps didn’t come out as well done as in the regular oven but it doesn’t really matter with them!)

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ziiipp!

I totally had a moment of panic with my first ebay clothing purchase – of course, I don’t try on my new dress until the day before I need it, and I can’t get it over my hips.

ohgodohgodohgod no!  this totally should have fit me.  I can’t cut and sew this to make it fit, and if I try pulling it from the top down I’m going to get stuck – oh, it unzips more.

phew!

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What’s for dinner?

Max is off the hook for making dinner.

Tonight’s concoction was “Kefir Soup“: Strawberry Kefir, Frozen Peas (still frozen), and Chicken Nuggets.  And he ate it all.

Better him than me!

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The Gift of Learning

I often get frustrated being home all day with the kids – I don’t have a “boss” per se, but I work for a demanding little tyrant 24/7 and I don’t get many sanity breaks.

However, I need to remember days like these, when I can sit and watch Max work hard with a spoon and some yogurt, and how thankful that I can take the time to do this.  Yes, he’s frustrating and needy and (still!) not sleeping through the night, but he’s also amazing and oh-so-smart and quirky and funny.  Getting the chance to observe how your child learns is a gift, and I need to remember that at times when running off into the woods looks tempting.

And nobody wears yogurt as well as Max does!

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