Monday, July 16, 2012

Kitchen mess

My kitchen is currently very messy, but it's not just the usual grime and dishes, it's PROJECTS!  Here's what's cluttering up my counters right now (that is, 10pm Sunday night).

* Half a loaf of homemade bread (yep, we've somehow managed to keep making our own, and haven't bought bread in months -- A. has headed up this effort)

* A pan of granola bar cookie snacky things (for me and E. -- this time I added peanut butter, yum!) that I should really put away before bed

* 3 pork roasts cooling on the stove before they get cut up for sandwich meat and frozen

* Cookie sheets from the 20+++ pounds of cherries we've been pitting and freezing . . . sounds crazy, but wouldn't you want cherries on your breakfast every day this winter?

* A raspberry pie I made today, courtesy of our crazy bushes in the yard

* A plastic tub of dried noodles A. and I made the other day, with pesto in the dough -- they are superb!  A little butter and romano on there, and superfluous bratwurst cut up in the bowl . . . insanely good.  I now know how to preserve that summery pesto goodness -- directly in pasta!

* And last but not least, the remains of a giant bowl of popcorn with plastic wrap over it

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Why Today Has Been Awesome

* Eleanor did a sudden interpretive dance in her high chair to Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime" this morning: as soon as it came on, she moved her arms alternately up and down almost like a sort of slow-motion go-go dance, then waved them in the air, etc.  Just awesome!

* I finished with the gravel on our backyard path, and have extra left over to do some off the other side of the patio!(!!!)

* While I was working, Baby E. was playing au natural in her pool/sprinkler and we took the requisite embarrassing baby butt photos, ha ha ha!

* Got a great deal on flagstones for our backyard path!!!  They are going to SPARKLE!  Oh, and this task is now DONE, they are coming next week, so hooray for crossing things off lists!

* Dairy Queen for customized Blizzards and baby's first DQ cone. :)  (she's had other ice cream by this point, of course)

* Dinner shall be some homemade pesto noodles (can't wait to see how they boil up!) and whatever sausages we can find at Safeway on the evening walk we're going on next!  Why?  I crave sausages!

* Tonight's agenda includes watching "Kuch Na Kaho", starring, you guessed it, Abhishek Bachchan!  hee hee!

Have a great Saturday night!