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June 25, 2009

What's For Dinner On A Busy, Busy Day?

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Boy has this been a busy day!

This morning Alexis and I set off for the library and to go pick up some things for her birthday party on Saturday. When we got home I realized I had forgotten to grab some lemons so while Miss G took her nap, and Jamison did his conference call downstairs, I headed to the store to grab some lemons. The good thing about living on the side of a mountain is that it's about 10 degrees cooler up here than down in the valley, the view is amazing and well what's not to like? The bad thing about living on a mountain is the nearest town that actually has a grocery store is about 12 miles away. Today when I set off in that direction a truck had had some sort of accident and was jack knifed in the middle of the two lane road, effectively shutting down the whole road. So I had to turn around, go in the other direction and go to the second closest town, which is about 18 miles away. Oh well. It happens...Nothing I could do to change anything. Not going to get upset over something out of my control.

When I got home Alexis wanted to try out her new Easy Bake Oven that she got for her birthday from Aunt Darlene. We were going to break it in yesterday, but I didn't have a 100 watt bulb so we had to get one today while we were out this morning. All I have on hand are CFLs and those wouldn't work. Once we had the light bulb in place we made a little cake with chocolate frosting. I can't wait till the cookbook for the EBO arrives tomorrow, who knows what in the blazes is in those mixes! Once I get an idea of the scale of the recipes in such a small amount then Lex and I will be able to figure out recipes on our own!

While her EBO cake was baking I baked two of the four of the 13 X 9 inch sheet cakes that I'm going to need for the ice shelf/water for Miss G's penguin cake. I also baked a batch of Blueberry muffins to have for breakfast on Saturday because I desperately needed the space in the freezer and using the blueberries gave me a bit more space! Next up I need to make a loaf of bread for the breakfast casserole that will also be part of breakfast Saturday.

I am also making a batch of pineapple chicken salad for Saturday as well. That's next on my list! Then I need to make and decorate penguin sugar cookies, penguin appetizers and bake 2 more sheet cakes and various little sized cakes to use for hills, etc. Tomorrow I'll tackle getting the cake together and decorated!

Woo! My feet hurt! ;oP

Anyway, so I've been busy and as you can see I've been a little too busy today to have time to post a recipe. I will tell you what we're having for dinner though.

Tonight is a comfort food kind of meal. I like that sort of thing when I'm tired and I'm definitely wiped out today. We're having smoked pork chops, peas, mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.

What are you having?

Posted by Dianne at June 25, 2009 3:35 PM

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um . . . can I come to your house for dinner tonight? That's my favorite comfort food meal!
Nelson wanted lasagna, and I just happened to have some in the freezer, so we picked up a loaf of french bread on the way home to go with it.

Posted by: Katherine at June 25, 2009 6:31 PM

Oh, boy...I don't see things easing up for you just yet. Maybe Sunday night? :) I can't wait to hear all about it (& see that cake!) on Monday.

Btw, my parents are lving full time in the cabin at the top of mountain in NC. The town only has 302 people. My parents are 301 & 302!

Btw, I'm making (& Joe) 40 garlic clove chicken in the slow cooker.
~ingrid

Posted by: ingrid at June 26, 2009 2:30 PM

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