Thursday, February 20, 2014
Food and Weather
I made Quinoa Harvest Chili a few days ago, and it is delicious! I snapped the photo above when I ate leftovers for lunch today, and didn't realize the picture was blurry until it was too late to take another. If you squint, you can't tell it's blurry, but all that yummy wholesomeness should still be obvious.
My children are home from school this week, not due to weather, but because for some mysterious reason our school has this week off (this, in addition to Spring Break in April). I don't know why we didn't go see my parents in Florida this week. There must have been some reason we didn't think we could go this year, but that reason is eluding me now as I look out on more of this:
My kids are content to stay home all day long when they have a school break. My daughter has been watching lots of Olympics. Today I thought we'd try a new recipe from an old cookbook, and we made these S'more Buns from my bread machine cookbook.
To round out my sad stories, last week was extremely busy, and we had to be somewhere every single evening by 6:30 p.m. That makes dinnertime a stressful and rushed affair, so on Thursday I told everyone we would be ordering our dinner from a restaurant and my husband would pick it up on his way home from work. We NEVER do this. I cook our dinner 29 days out of 30. I was very much enjoying the stress-free afternoon and looking forward to my no-effort restaurant meal. I placed our order online, my husband picked up the food, and I was feeling pretty pleased with things, but as we passed around the meals, we realized that the food I had ordered had not been included. The restaurant had accidentally substituted a different meal, a meal with ingredients that were revolting to me and that I had absolutely no desire to eat. Is there supposed to be a lesson in there somewhere? I was glad it was mine and not one of the kids', but at the same time, AAAGGGHHH!
(I share all of this knowing full well none of these are really problems, and that there are so many worse things that could happen. In the grand scheme of things, I have absolutely nothing to complain about! But still, it does feel like it's been one annoyance after another lately.)