Today was one of those truly “one-step-forward-two-steps-back” parenting days. I got drawer organizers and managed to make my bathroom look like this:
And during the span of time that it took me to accomplish this remarkable feat of organization, my kids made my kitchen look like this:
Yes, that’s styrofoam. Makes me wish that we still had a shop vac. Notice how the static electricity ensures that the little beads stick to the cabinets? Nice.
In other food-related news, we continue to get ginormous vegetables. Honestly, I can’t even figure this one out. Back in Indiana at the farmer’s market, we used to get pattypan squash in strawberry baskets, like 5 or 6 to a basket. They were delicious, and I used to batter them and fry them up. This week, we all got at least one of these:
I’m continuing with the very popular food-on-my-head theme, just to demonstrate the jaw-droppingly giant size of this guy. This is the larger of the two.
Lettuce x3 (I immediately gave one of my lettuces away, as three giant heads of lettuce is two more than I really need)
Arugula (a smallish bunch)
Squash (2 pattypan and two yellow)
A bag of assorted tomatoes and a few apricots
Grill the romaine
Chocolate zucchini bread
Leek Bread Pudding (al la Ad Hoc at home)
Some sort of enchilada lasagna dealio with the chard and turnips