Sunday, December 10, 2017

What-What?! Week of December 10th

We're in full-on baking season now!

Next Saturday is Corwin's birthday, which he is super excited about.  I'll be making him a chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff filling and chocolate frosting.  Corwin is super excited.

The husband and I are starting to do baking for Christmas gifts, and the plan this year includes decorated cookies, which the kids are going to help with.  Hopefully that isn't a disaster; fingers crossed. xP

Other than that, not too much going on...  Osric has a bandage on his neck from a scratch, which makes him look like a newly-minted vampire.  The kids' homeschool PE class at the YMCA is done for the year, but we plan on signing them up again for it next year.  Might sign them up for swim classes, too.

It's very cold here; we've had highs in the mid-30s, lows in the high-20s.  It's icy and foggy in the mornings and commuting has been kinda miserable.

Still dealing with rats, darnit.  We thought we'd figured out how they were getting into the garage and blocked it off, but then they were in there again. :/

Sunday, December 3, 2017

What-What?! Week of December 3rd

This week was pretty slow; mostly just recuperating from the holiday.

The husband did cook a new recipe, though!

Alton Brown's Tuna Croquettes

We've been watching old episodes of Good Eats, and this recipe was in one of them.  Adding more fish to our diet has been on our list of things to do, but the expense makes it difficult.  Luckily, these are just fine with canned tuna (and good luck finding a 7 ounce packet of tuna anymore!  They are all tiny now...), and doubling the recipe worked out perfectly for our family meal.  It is a little bit fiddly, because after you create the mix, you have to divide it out and let it rest for 15 minutes.  Overall very nice, though.  Osric isn't super keen on them, but the other kids like it fine.  They are on the menu again for this coming week.