A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
The Policy, The Crime, and The New Configuration (All to cover up the lack of a recipe today)
Today's little photo is something that happens almost daily around here. We have a little "policy" that the person who empties the milk bottle is the person who should rinse the bottle and leave it to drain. Believe it or not, I have seen the milk level fall even below this paltry line and still be occupying space in the frig. I am sure you can figure out the reason for that...please tell me that these boys will grow up to be productive members of society with three digit IQs and a conscientiousness that will ensure a safe arrival and pass-through at the Pearly Gates. I am starting to have doubts.
No recipe today as it was a crazy busy day and when I finish posting this, I am hiding out with my book until sleep overtakes me...it is rainy and dreary here, so that seems an okay occupation for the remainder of the evening.
Okay, I saw this next idea a bit ago and I was thinking, "How fun...," but then I figured that this would involve a lot of chocolate commitment and I thought, "Not so much me," as I really am not a chocolate fan. I kept thinking about it, because my family tends to be big in the "I Love Chocolate" department, and a good wife/mother would try to accommodate such things in an ideal world.
Soooooooooooooo...I did it. I signed up at the Tuesdays with Dorie food blog to participate in the cook-along each week (I think the requirement is actually only twice a month, but you all know how compulsive I am, so I will probably try for the weekly thing). http://tuesdayswithdorie.wordpress.com/ The premise is that members in the group (and it is a hefty group at this point) select and bake the same recipe each week from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours cookbook and then post about it on their own blogs. You can check the other participants' blogs if you like, or not. I don't know...this could be sorta fun, so I am giving it a whirl. I tend to just bake the same things over and over, so this should inspire more of a variety, which my guys always love and appreciate...reason enough.
In light of this, I am changing the order of things here at the Table to accommodate this little venture. While Tuesdays here have become Craft Day and Wednesdays (when I get around to it) are Recipes...I will change it next week to Tuesdays being the Recipe Day and post the TWD recipe (which is a requirement if you join the cook-along-blog). I will have Craft Day on Wednesdays, which works out better anyway since my knitting class is on Wednesdays. (I am sure there is a knit-along somewhere in blogland, but I am also sure I would never be able to keep up with that one!)
Have a great evening...I'm off to get into my jammies, stack up about six fluffy pillows, throw on a comfy quilt, adjust my reading lamp just-so, and spend the rest of it reading, reading, reading! Brrrr...it is cold here tonight!