The past few months have been....hmmm, how should I say this? INSANE.
I've done fun things (like celebrate my birthday) and not so fun things (like writing a case study for my grad class).
I've mostly been cooking up literacy, math, social studies, and science activities instead of interesting new recipes. What can I say? When you are in charge of teaching the youth of America, you have to prioritize sometimes.
Sure I've been cooking...just not anything new or interesting. I did squeeze in a cooking class and we made some stellar recipes that I'll share in a future post.
I've made some meatloaf, some soup, some pasta favorites...and yes, some chili. But I haven't made anything new or particularly special.
I've been making A LOT of hot beverages thanks to my sweet husband who bought me this for my birthday:
I'm pretty much obsessed with it...it's the gift that keeps on giving. Sometimes when people come over I force them to drink several hot drinks, whether they want to or not.
I carved this pumpkin:
Sonny carved this pumpkin:
We also went to a big Birthday/Masquerade party and had a fabulous time with some of our very best friends:
So even though I've been cooking without a plan, I've been doing some pretty cool stuff. As soon as I shut this computer, I'm going to allow myself an hour to dive into my newest cookbooks before I write some lesson plans. I can only go so long without experimenting in the kitchen!