Thursday, January 28, 2010

Random Thoughts Thursday

I have had the hardest time getting out of bed lately. I don’t know why, because I’m pretty sure I’m getting enough sleep, but just throwing off the covers and getting up has been such a struggle.

Today Vicki and Lexi are walking home from school by themselves for the first time ever. I will be okay, I think.

My goals for today are simple: wash the towels. Fold the towels. Feed the children. Clean the bathrooms. If I accomplish all that, I will feel good.

If I accomplish more, well...let’s just stick with the basics.

Vicki needs a new swimsuit. Badly.

I just read a post on another blog which reminded me that I need to do an ode to Dizzy Bear on here sometime soon.

On Tuesday I was going to make a really fancy Indian-style chicken and rice dish from my new monstrous cookbook. I chopped the onions, peppers, and garlic, heated the oil in the pan, and pulled the chicken out of the fridge. Upon opening the bag, I discovered that the chicken was no longer edible. Ugh. We had macaroni and cheese instead (but from scratch and using a monstrous cookbook recipe, and with diced ham in it, so I don’t feel too bad.  But that chicken sounded sooooo good.)

That was a roundabout way of explaining why my house smells like onions every time someone opens the fridge.

Hoodies are comfy.

I really, really, really love Josh Ritter. Really. Just so you know.

I was freezing all morning and I just went downstairs (which is always at least 5 degrees cooler than upstairs) and discovered that someone had turned the temp on the space heater waaaaay down. Dang kids.

I wonder if it irritates my facebook friends that I post a link there every time I update my blog. But if I didn’t, how would they (you?) know when to come read?


  1. Questions:

    1 - Is Dizzy Bear still alive and well?

    2 - Which chicken recipe was it? I've scoured them and most of them seem to require chicken with bone and skin - something I never have on hand. Does it require bone in chicken?

    3 - Comment - Isn't that mac and cheese recipe good?

  2. Answers:

    1 - Yes he/she is, although slightly worse for wear. I'll do a post soon.

    2 - It was a variation of the chicken and rice with tomatoes and white wine. It did call for bone-in, but I was going to try it with boneless breasts and hope for the best. Alas.

    3 - It is, although I haven't decided yet if it's better or easier than the one I used to make. But it's better than a box!

  3. I had the same thought about the mac and cheese. I made it again this week and combined the recipes with much success. The increase of the flour over the butter really does seem to make for creamier cheese, and I like the mustard flavor, and the home made bread crumbs. But I also really like it cooked in the oven at the end.

  4. I'm so sorry about your dinner. Hopefully you get to make it again sometime.


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