October 19 2012

1. Cooking! It’s root vegetable and gourd season, and I am poking around for ways to cook said items. I found a nice recipe for carrot-parsnip puree. Doubled the garlic, of course. And I made my traditional roasted root vegetables. And I made stock. Yesterday was a busy cooking day!

2. K is finding the circus schedule a bit wearing. We talked about it, and found a couple classes she can drop at the winter term sign-up, if she still wants to drop things at that point. No harm, no foul. Twelve classes is an absolute ton.

3. I’m re-reading all eighteen Phryne Fisher books. I find them so blissfully easy and comforting.

4. Both the kids helped with the cooking yesterday. K is working on her knife skills, and M is perfecting his egg-cracking. I think they are at the point when I should make sure they know a few recipes from start to finish. Also, how to use certain things like the slow-cooker. A person who can make beans, steam veggies, and boil both eggs and pasta is a person who will not starve after college.

5. American Horror Story is back! I haven’t seen the episode yet, but YAY. Really happy.

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3 Responses

  1. I would add cook rice to that list. I lived happily on mainly fried rice w bean sprouts for a while.

  2. So here’s my question – when do you find time to read actual books? Is it because your kids are older?

  3. @Skye 1. When they are doing schoolwork. 2. Bedtime, when I should be sleeping 3. At circus and karate classes. 4. Mealtimes.

    Yes, it’s because they are older. When I had to keep my eyes locked on them at all times I went through a serious reading nadir.

    @JenN Yes, RICE! 😀

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