Playing With Food

It’s been a crazy couple of days around here….how about you? My verbal communication skills have plummeted the last day or two.  Is this part of the whole Mercury Retrograde happening right now? If it is…..thank goodness it’s almost over.

Tonight I went out to dinner with KB and had the most amazing lamb lollipops. This was the best dinner I have had in a long time!

It was nice to catch up. I feel like I have a lot of friends to catch up with….this whole SAD season is longer than usual. It’s so sad…really….(pun intended) I plan all of my outings in a way that my real mission is to get home as quickly as possible. I have never been like this….ever. In my defense, it is April 11th and it’s still snowing here in Ohio…ugh!

Today I met the pensive plumber, he seems like a nice guy. He witnessed a pretty big blonde moment and didn’t make me feel like a dork. The boy wanted sriracha chicken and it’s been a while since I made it so I obliged. I always forget how long it takes to make that meal so when I sat down….I was done. The girl jumped in the shower and I was reading the book club book when the boy yelled “hey! what’s going on up there?” So I ran down the basement to see what he was fussing about. Water was coming from the ceiling in part of the basement so I ran upstairs and told the girl to turn off the water. When she did I noticed a puddle of water on the floor between the living room and kitchen. I even thought to myself “why would a pipe be there?”  The girl was really mad that I wouldn’t let her finish her shower but I wasn’t taking any chances. Turns out all is good with the pipes…thank goodness. So that means either the dog chewed up a water bottle or one was leaking and fell over…..I feel like maybe I should have investigated a little more before yelling “the sky is falling!” Maybe? It’s not my house though, but it is my job to take care of it and report any problems. It was the strangest thing….

I have my assembly line ready for book page teacup production. I made a few before today and today I made two more. I have seven more cups waiting for flowers. The first one was a gift to my friend that I met Friday night. I had a just enough sheets of music left to make her this….

Her grandson died and this is sheet music to tears of heaven….I’m pretty sure that is the name of the song? I always knew I would make her something with the materials I had left over from her commissioned piece but I didn’t know what, until I found this tiny teacup. The next teacup is regular size with book pages.

Last night I didn’t write because of the impending water doom. Monday the weather was so depressing that I took a nap as soon as I got home….it’s never ending gloom around here. Sunday was a day of experimenting with Pinterest projects.

homesteading: growing grace farm’s candied ginger

I have tried this recipe before and while it is still super spicy….using a mandoline slicer did make a huge difference.

https://mylifecookbook.com/savory-breakfast-cookies-low-carb/?epik=0g0spE_IWn2N0

This recipe was my favorite….it’s like an omelette and a biscuit had a baby….I didn’t take a picture of mine but they are super tasty.

https://www.shelikesfood.com/healthy-baked-oatmeal-breakfast-cups-6-ways

I made the blueberry almond, only I used pecans. The girl and my work peeps really like this one.

http://www.mantitlement.com/recipes/chicken-marsala-portobella-mushrooms/?epik=02kspE_IWn2N0

I had the mini portobella mushrooms and it worked just fine. This was dinner for two nights….the first night as is, which was super yummy and the second night I added the leftovers (chopped up) to some mini shells tossed in butter and parmesan. I didn’t love it but the girl did…go figure.

The little things I do to keep me going until the sun returns…..Zia

 

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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