Archive for December, 2008

Oh horrors

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Her arms are long enough to reach her diapers now when she’s being changed. Which of course we both figured out while I was changing an especially disgusting one. At least I caught her before she stuck her hands – and their baggage – in her mouth.  Which made her really, really angry. I’m sure […]

Mommy’s going to eat your face

Friday, December 12th, 2008

More pics of my honey bee up at . Knock yourselves out!

Cooking tip – wilted greens

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I recently needed a 1/4 pound of baby spinach, but the only spinach available was looking terribly sad. Not damaged or rotting, just… kind of old and droopy. I really needed it, though, so I took it home anyway. I got to thinking about how during the summer, because of the heat, the lettuce that […]

Heart Attack on a Plate

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

We haven’t been eating very healthily lately. I found two of Ina Garten’s cookbooks at Costco, and I have another checked out from the library, and we’ve been eating recipes from those books pretty exclusively for the past two weeks. And Ina Garten starts every recipe with a stick of butter. Josh asks me why […]

Cooking tip – making white sauce

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Another tip, also related to the aforementioned and sinful Portobello Lasagne: Whisking milk into a roux (flour browned in butter) to make a white sauce can be difficult and produce lumps, which in turn makes a lumpy sauce. (Unless you strain it, and who has the patience?) I’ve found that simmering the milk beforehand – […]

Cooking tips

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Did you know you can slice mushrooms with an egg slicer? You don’t even have to carefully push each one through when the wires don’t cut all the way to the top – just reload the next ‘shroom and it’ll push the previous one out through the slicey bit before it. And the best thing […]

She can roll over now

Friday, December 5th, 2008

World domination is imminent. Of course the problem with this accomplishment is that she really, really hates being on her tummy. Used to be that she was happy to lie in the “baby gym” – you know, those mats with bars hanging over and toys dangling – for half an hour at a time, gurgling […]

The best defense is a wet offense

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Lately when Sofía has had enough of Mommy kissing her, she initiates a defense strategy that seems ineffectual even to her own tiny four-month-old brain – she opens her mouth as wide as it will go and with a yelled “grmphgphememgrmph” of smothered frustration she turns her face to mine and plants her big ole […]