You’ve got to figure that when you ask a teen to cook dinner for you it’s probably not going to be the kind of dinner we over-the-hillers would choose to make. We need to be conscious of things like cholesterol, blood pressure, weight! But, it was Annie’s night to cook so it was going to… Read More
Archives for June 2011
The latest craze in fried food was missing from last weekend’s blueberry festival – all we could find was boring old funnel cakes. Our local festivals really need to get with the times and start serving fried Kool-Aid.
“There’s something magical that draws kids into the kitchen. Remember watching at your mom’s side just hoping for the chance to do anything – even if it was simply to stir a little flour into the batter?” – “Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book”
One of the more unusual facts about the food preferences in this house is that Annie and Louisa like fish more than Joe and I. We like shellfish, but when it comes to swimming fish (is that a name for that category of fish?) the girls order it more often than we do. Since I… Read More
It was Louisa’s turn to cook dinner for us on Friday night. Her choice was this chili recipe that she found in her “Better Homes and Gardens Junior Cookbook” that she received as a Christmas gift. I’m sure she selected the recipe because the photo had beef in it, but the funny part about it… Read More
The flour jar has had a workout this week. This is a transition period between the end of school and the beginning of camp, so Louisa has had a lot of time on her hands. One of the places she turns for recreation is the kitchen, and this week has been no exception. Over the… Read More
It’s summer vacation. Time to put aside binders and textbooks and worksheets and all of that clutter from school. I can finally see my kitchen counters again which had fallen victim to a very ugly collection of school refuse over the past month. Since everyone was so busy finishing school projects, exams, and finals, I… Read More
The serving bowl makes that salad, don’t you think?
“I hate kebabs. You have to pick through all the veggies to get at the meat.” – Spoken last night at our dinner table.
We made pancakes for Father’s Day breakfast, which led to Joe digging the pancake syrup out of the pantry (sorry dear, when I set the table I forgot that only I use regular maple syrup). As Joe pulls out the jug of maple syrup, he begins to laugh, the kind of laugh that’s not usually… Read More