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Sunday, September 14th, 2008

On the Road Again… Almost

I hate writing posts without pictures so I’m recycling one from last week or the week before.  Don’t mind the smears ALL over the glass.  Chase and Ben both think that putting your hands and face on the glass is a fun and worthwhile way to pass time.  Right now I’m trying not to freak out about our decision to drive to Ottawa this week rather than to fly.  We have never, ever taken such a long road trip with Chase.  Just driving to Target has become hit or miss so I’m really not looking forward to it.  I tried to drown my fears at Amazon.com but I’m still feeling really uneasy about the whole thing.  We’ve got a portable dvd player and leappad that I didn’t really want on the way.  Instead of playing with them she’ll probably use them to hurl at my head in an attempt to express her displeasure while I ask a gazillion questions about what’s wrong and what she might be needing.  Any advice?

This weekend was pretty busy.  I spent a lot of time in the kitchen in spite of the fact that I had some kind of whacky back injury.  I made a batch of apple sauce for freezing straight away after our trip to the farmer’s market on Saturday.  Today I made a batch of hot pepper jelly with the jalapenos from my crazy prolific plant out back.  I picked almost a pound of peppers off the single plant.  It takes a lot of jalapenos to make a pound.  Most of the had turned red already and the recipe calls for two red bell peppers so it has a really nice red-orange color to it.  I’ve never tried it before but it’s supposed to be good with cream cheese on crackers.  

For dinner I made mac and cheese, salad and this bread (with olive oil for dipping, mmm) so that will be dinner for at least one more night.  That only leaves two nights to account for.  One of those will be chicken wings and we’ll probably just do take out on Wednesday night.  I am still really wanting to get into menu planning like here.  I’ve never been able to do it but I took a book out from the library last week that had some good ideas that I think I will try to use, take a few baby steps you know?

Oh, and I picked up a knitting project that I started a year ago  Maybe I’ll finish it before it gets warm again. 

This was a piss-poor recap of the weekend considering that I haven’t posted in ages BUT I’m charging the battery for my camera as we speak.  I’ll do a better job tomorrow.  

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