Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Not the Jared Diet

Some time last week, probably near the end of the week where my creativity tends to get low we made sandwiches.  I’m still going strong with the five minute artisan bread making and have been making dough weekly to have on hand.  This particular day I was really stumped for dinner.  I made something for Chase and hoped that something would come to me by the time she went to bed for Ben and myself.  I finally decided to try using the dough in the fridge to make sandwich rolls.  I was really happy with the results.  To be fair, the bread would have had to be really, really bad once it was piled high with salami, provolone and pickles but it wasn’t.  It was really, really good.  So good that the sandwiches were a satisfying meal and we both felt happy as if we’d just eaten take out.  They tasted a little junky but not disappointingly so.  I’m totally sold on this whole method.  Now, to branch out beyond the master recipe.  On the other hand if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?

Last week I also took Chase to the BMA.  I’d might as well just put it out there that yes, we live within walking distance and no, I have not yet taken her there myself.  I know, I know, there’s no excuse for it but in my defense, she has been before just not with me.  This particular day was a ridiculously beautiful fall day and we were looking for something fun to do.  We checked out the contemporary art and then headed into the sculpture garden.  If I had time to do stuff like read on a park bench this is the first place I would go.  The garden was beautifully landscaped and so tranquil.  Even Chase was in awe of all the greenery and impressive sculpture.  Signs ask that people not touch the sculpture which for the most part was doable.  There was only one giant red sculpture that was too tempting to not touch.  There was plenty of other distraction though, lots of stairs, ramps and a water feature.  I’m glad we finally discovered this local resource.  Not to mention that admission is F-R-E-E.

PS-We are heading directly into an ‘I’ll pick my clothes, thank you very much!’ phase… I’m really curious to see where this goes

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