Monday, January 2, 2017

the quotidian (1.2.17)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary; 
everyday; ordinary; commonplace 


For a quadruple batch of revitalization soup: it lasted us from Solstice to New Year's.


I heart bread.


Oh, nuts: an expensive flop.


Learning to use silpats.


To balance the sugar.


It's a love story.


Nursing his audiobook addiction.


Hair trim and blowout.


Strep.


Computer screen selfie.


Wrapping polo wraps.


Spike.


Kindle magic: he picks it up and promptly forgets he has a family.


The perks of travel: FOOD.


New Year's Eve glow run: i.e., the race in which I got passed by a gazillion little kids.


Another "finally" project getting ticked off the list.

This same time, years previous: 5-grain porridge with apples, the quotidian (1.2.12), loose ends, and lentil sausage soup.

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the backsplash!

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  2. Is the sink new, too? I love my double sink. Especially handy if there is no dishwasher!

    And, yeah, I definitely need something to balance the sugar around here.

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    1. Nope, we got the sink when we moved in. But a new backsplash will make the entire kitchen feel new!

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  3. I LOVE my silpats!! I have 4. Do you like yours?

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    1. I'm still not sure. I think I do....

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    2. I like silpats for some things. I don't like to roast veggies or bake cookies on them.

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  4. The back splash does look great! A little something new in the kitchen really makes the chores seem different, at least for a while. The nuts were a fail??? Why? They look good.

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    1. Even though I baked them for less time then she called for, they got too toasty. And the flavor was blah. Very underwhelming. Have you tried them?

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    2. No, and I certainly won't after your review. I am a nut lover, and I would hate to ruin any of them. I occasionally spice up nuts, but most often eat them raw.

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  5. A mouse ate my silpat. And it didn't just nibble nicely around the edges, it chomped out the middle.

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  6. The nuts look good...did you use them anyways? Add them to chex mix, but since they are already toasted, add them in after the cereals are done baking.

    I am not sure what is meant by "wrapping polo wraps". ??

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    1. The nuts might be too far-gone. Not sure I can stomach them.

      Horses wear polo wraps around their ankles (for support) and my daughter had washed her huge collection and was rolling them up, using a contraption that my husband fashioned for that very purpose.

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    2. Oh, I see. I guess. I thought maybe she was sewing. Her skirt is very pretty fabric.

      I suppose you can always add the nuts to the bird and squirrel buffet :)

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