These are my hubby’s new favorite, which rocks because they are sooooo easy to make. Woo-hoo!
I am dying to try them with sweet potatoes, if I can cut them…hmmmm. Sweet potatoes are a bit tough to cut sometimes. Don’t you think?
They’re called hasselback , and all you need is two wooden spoons, melted butter, a good knife and some seasoning… some people peel them-I’m a ‘tato skin kinda girl, so I don’t peel mine. If you peel yours, be sure and place it in a bowl of cold water while it’s waiting to be rubbed with butter, so it doesn’t discolor.
This is how you cut them:
align the potato between two handles of wooden spoons. This will stop your knife from going all the way through.
Speaking of dirt…check out the size of that bag. Oh yeah! I had this old galvanized wash basin…and I decided to use it to plant some tomatoes, because the soil here is too sandy and lacking in organic compounds for tomatoes to thrive. So…. I now have a giant basin-tomato garden. It will look better when the plants start to grow more. It looks kinda lame with just dirt right now.
Wanna see what else I have been up to?
I’m back on my canning kick. I made some homemade spicy marinara, and jarred it up. Which, in turn made my hubby ask about pickles. So… I did those, too
After I finish: the laundry, dishes, housework,bathroom, breakfasts, lunches, bills, errands, at-home-preschool, turtle feeding, lizard feedings, fish tank cleaning/feeding, bird cage cleaning/feeding, dog poopy-duty, grocery shopping, sending away assorted door to door church and sales people,produce shopping, and preschool art and stories at the library.All of this before 2 when it’s time to pick up the older one, help with homework, start dinner, and keep the peace between the siblings. Whew. I cannot believe that I used to be one of those people that though stay at home mamas had it easy. Fortunately, I have a schedule so that I am able to accomplish all this and still have time for the things that keep me sane, happy and something to post about here.
Here’s a typical day:
5:16 dogs outside
5:19am littlest one up, helps daddy with coffee.
5:20: dogs in
5:21: wake up bird
5:30-5:40 Make hubby’s lunch, usually leftovers.
5:45-6:30: emails, daily list, posting here
6:35: Bigger “little one” is up, make breakfast for girls
7am: make lunch for girls, (yes, two lunches- the youngest likes to have one, too-but she’ll eat it in the car.)
7:15-7:45 to school, back to school
7:45-8:30 walk/bike ride/weed (one of the three)
8:30-9:30 chores, depending on day of week; 1)dust vac/mop (every other day) 2) laundry/bathroom (Tues & Fri)
3) fish tanks (M,W,F,S) 4) Outdoor chores: rake/weed/trim 5) errands/marketing
Of course sometimes the chores take a bit longer or shorter…depending.
10-11am: at home preschool, or library time.
*HERE’S My “fun” time!
12noon to 2pm during nap: I do one or two of the following:
bake,cook,write,organize,craft,can, garden more, decorate,rearrange, hang out with bird and dogs, paint, draw,read, take pictures,chat on the phone, reply to emails, research things I want to know about, paint my toes, and/or relax.
2:20 pm, school pick up
2:40-3:20 homework help
3:30 hubby home!♥
3:30-4pm littlest one washes daddy’s lunch container, big sis does her chores
4-5:30 goof off with girls and hubby
5:30-7:00: make dinner, take showers
7-8 dinner & dessert
8-9 hope littlest one goes to sleep early.
That is my day. So… now you know how and when I do what I do. Oh yes, throw in the occasional tweet and facebook update. LOL!