Monday, I did the Old Mother Hubbard shopping trip. You know, the one that ends with a big receipt and someone to walk the second cart out to the car? I noticed a couple things that both shocked and amazed me. You can buy Cinnamon Sugar and Honey Butter. Each "recipe" uses exactly two ingredients, yet someone has figured out that it's marketable. Most notibly, after Mitzi's point out that she used Stove Top, I grabbed a bag of Pepperidge Farms Seasoned Breadcrumbs. Last night, after the kids were in bed, I realized that I hadn't eaten dinner. Yes, I had remembered to feed the kids - they wouldn't let me forget. Tuesday is dance night, so frequently I'm wrapped up in getting ready for that. I decided on a big bowl of stuffing for dinner. There's a recipe on the back for amount of broth, butter, and breadcrumbs, but that's just a starting point... Here's what I like to do :
In a small skillet, melt a little butter.
Sautee chopped onion and celery until almost soft.
Add chopped pecans
Sautee a little while longer.
Add remaining butter and broth.
When boiling, pour over breadcrumbs and gently toss.
Bake until crispy on top (15-20 minutes at 350).
Serve with gravy.
It was so good.
Grab the Kleenex
Part of the stuffing craving is that I'm a bit under the weather. Have been for about a week. I'm to the point it hurts my stomach to blow my nose. I didn't know nose blowing could be like doing crunches. Plus, we ran out of tissues, so I've been carrying around a roll of toilet paper. Classy. My husband will be back home tonight, so I'll crack open the Ny-Quil. I can't decided if I want to go to the gym today - after traveling half of last week and being sick this week, I just haven't been up to it. Plus, I need to get my training underway. Crap. I'd better go. I'll take it easy though.
In an attempt to have a couple minutes of quiet time, I handed the kids (4 and 2) the camera. They've brought it back twice to show me the pictures. It is so funny to see their perspective of the house. Between that and the Christmas tree box, they're getting along, not fighting, and being quiet. They've take 93 pictures in 10 minutes - so that's what the 1 gig camera card is for...
I posted a challenge a while back. I'm extending the deadling until Dec 15, partly because I'm sick, and partly because there's too much good stuff out there... Keep those stores coming!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006