Monday, September 3

Food, Food, Food, With A Side Order Of Music.

The Children go back to school tomorrow, and I could not be more nervous for them. A new school year is always exciting, but filled with so much work. In an attempt to start the new year off right I decided because it was my last weekend off before Rob and I go back to working weekends, and because the children were away, I would spend the long weekend cooking and preparing meals so I could be a little further ahead when the crazy rush of school started. I began my flurry of cooking Friday night and have not stopped until this morning. In the space of these 3 days I have made an obscene amount of food. More than I was intending and more than my poor little freezer could hold. I made Lasagnas, stuffed cannelloni, I cooked a turkey and stripped it and made soup, I made turkey pot pies, pizzas, cream of broccoli soup, ratatouille, pork roasts, bolognase sauce...and that's only some of it.

The one thing I am most proud of is considering how much I was actually using a knife this weekend, I only had one injury. I went to the hospital to get my finger stitched but decided waiting 2 hours was not an effective use of time, so super glue and band-aids have done the trick.

All in all it was a successful weekend of preparedness. I even managed to pick up the last of the school supplies.

Throughout the weekend I have found a few new songs to share. Having spent so much time in the kitchen this weekend I really bonded with the shuffle button on my iPhone and let me just tell you, I have some real gems in my music collection that I had forgotten about!

This one for example!

And this one too.


 I found this one in in my favorite store...Anthropology! I absolutely LOVE it!


Sunday I asked people on twitter to tell me what they were listening to at that moment, and this one came in.


It was a great weekend for music. I hope all the parents have a wonderful week sending the little ones back to school. I told my kids after all the money I spent on them this weekend to become educated, they better get the highest marks in class or they have to pay me back for everything, plus interest!


I am grateful for good band-aids.

I am grateful for sweater and boot weather. Fashion wise, it's my favorite time of year!

I am grateful I found a person to help with childcare! A huge weight is lifted off my shoulders now!

I'm all ready, bring on the new year!



Ken said...

Hi J.

Hope your finger isn't too bad.

All of your dishes look wonderful, I think that I'm probably coming for supper! :)

What's the vegetables in the bags? Or is it just vegetables in bags?

Nice music choices, I added a couple of them to my favorites.

J said...

Thanks Ken!
The veggies is ratatouille, one of my many for dinner, you are welcome at my table anytime:)

Leah M said...

How well does the Ratatouille freeze? Well, defrost, and taste? Thats been my problem with some cooked frozen veggies is that when you reheat them they are mushy.
Whats your secret?