Don’t you love the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.
Now that school is back in full swing, I may be starting to get my wits back. Between back-to-school/football/activity orientations and meetings, arranging carpool (why don’t parents do that anymore?), and trying to hold down a job, I may have been losing it a bit (sorry boys).
I have a love-hate relationship with school supplies. On one hand, I “nerd out” when I see a collection of pens, pencils, journals, and sticky notes at the local University Bookstore yet on the other hand, I loathe the fact that we have to buy multiple packs of pencils, red pens, boxes of kleenex, and other stupid things. I don’t get it. Of all of the dumb things that schools spend their money on (private and public), why can’t they get the school supply thing figured out?
Football games have started! From Friday nights through Monday nights, my home is filled with America’s game. Friday night Varsity, Saturday AM youth, Saturday night UW/Notre Dame, Sunday Seahawks, and then Monday JV. Committed and loving it.
In case you were wondering, the top 5 football movies in order are: Rudy, Remember the Titans, The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, and The Express.
I thought you should know that I am reading a great book, The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food, and look forward to talking with you about it. Michael Ruhlman wrote a neat piece on his recent speaking event with the books auther here. He also wrote a follow up blog post on his recent conversations with his doctor about food and nutrition, and the dangers of stripping, and I loved it.
This week we did a lot of BBQ Pork and Chicken. In fact the BBQ Pork became three meals! First we made basic BBQ sandwiches (which the boys love), second I made BBQ Pork fried rice with Kale from the farm (I added a fried egg – was even better on day 2!), and third, added to some leftover marinara and put over fettucine. So good!
My co-worker brought back some lovely peaches from Chelan and looking forward to taking some and doing this to them with some lovely white wine I have on hand, probably this too (with peaches of course), and then stewing the rest for the winter.
Oh, and I will be baking this over the weekend as well.