18 little ones.2 bumps.6 mamas.A driveway cum minivan lot.Fruit.Monkey bread.Egg casserole.Banana bread.Acini de pepe salad.Juice.Coffee.Deliciousness.Absolutely no leftovers, (luckily I set aside plates for Kevin and my mom, or they wouldn’t have gotten any lunch.)A modicum of conversations above the general hubbub.Knowing you have women by your side who completely understand.And a completely clean kitchen (only Carry on!
My pudding-painting-four-wafers-and-fruit for supper idea seemed to be a big hit, even though they didn’t really eat any. Hopefully, they won’t wake in the night with growling tummies… Brielle complained, “Too much sweets!”Cadrian would get too much pudding on a strawberry and nearly gag and spit it out.Aviana ate only her apple and strawberries. Funny, Carry on!
This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for. I made my first turkey! Of course, I got a lot of grief from my dad because, even though I searched high and low, and even went so far as to stick my hand inside the thing, I couldn’t find the giblets I knew were Carry on!
Last night I got ambitious and made absolutely delicious twice baked potatoes. They were half white potato and half sweet potato, with just the right proportions of creamy homemade yogurt, butter, and ranch dip topped with sharp cheddar cheese and bacon. Aviana. Took a couple bites. Aviana. Did not like them. Aviana. Made herself a Carry on!
Last night, Brielle and I made the most delicious cake in the world. It’s called Mocha Layer Cake. It’s about the only kind of chocolate cake I can honestly say I love. I love chocolate, but generally, I don’t like chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream. I know, I’m an odd duck. Anyway. The cake Carry on!
My new Wondertime came today. Normally, I really enjoy this magazine. But they changed the cover and now it feels all funky. And there was an ad with a close-up of a toddler picking her nose. Ick. As if I don’t see enough of that. Clearly, being overtired makes me annoyed easily. Anyway. Among the Carry on!
It’s a history book. It’s a cookbook. It has beautiful pictures. It has loads of traditional recipes from all over the country. Most recipes have a fun little blurb of the story behind the dish. I LOVE this cookbook. What could be better than some background of our great nation in the context of food? Carry on!
I don’t think I eat weird food; but apparently other people do. Take for example the Heffner Special. This was a Sunday night standby growing up; when we didn’t have popcorn, cheese and apples, that is. The Heffner Special is a PB&J French toasted. Make your PB & J, dip it in whisked eggs and Carry on!
Or: How to Spend Your Entire Sunday. When your four year old suggests cutting up “her” pumpkin to make a pumpkin dessert, be advised this will be a marathon undertaking, and you may want to rethink a blythe “that sounds like a fun idea!” response.Step one: Heft the weighty pumpkin up to the house, stopping Carry on!