my work :: cutting paper, writing, printing on shirts, trying to figure out how to cover c. 1940s red naugahyde cushions, researching building a rain barrel.
the boys’ work :: flipping over the tricycle and “fixing it” in preparation for imaginary travels. they are all about travel right now. elisha understands the concept of visiting and going somewhere so every play situation involves going on an adventure. just this morning we found him in asher’s crib. he tells us he is in a boat. the boat’s name is “jesus” and he is floating to “chicky-lay” (code for chick-fil-a).
dinner work :: these tomatoes topped barefoot contessa’s mac & cheese. the flavors were great but this was a baked mac & cheese recipe and i now know, after way too much time researching this, that almost all baked mac & cheese suffer from graininess. many sites recommend just adding velveeta or kraft singles to the cheese mix but that’s just not going to happen here. cook’s illustrated team to the rescue. just mix the pasta with the cheese sauce (using a mixture of monterey jack in your cheese combo to help combat moisture problems that occur with all hard cheese recipes) in the pot, transfer to a baking dish, top with the topping of your choice (tomatoes and buttered bread crumbs were winners here) and broil for a couple of minutes.