Monday, February 6, 2017

the quotidian (2.6.17)

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

Slurp and crunch: Christmas colors in February.

Always a hit.

My contribution to the food flash mob (my wording, not theirs) at our local mosque.

Picking them over: for the cheese.

Breakfast of champions for a brand new 11-year-old.

She made him chicken chuchitos (and guacamole).

When you have a bonafide Spanish teacher in your house, sit up straight and pay attention. 

Looks like this might me the extent of the snow this winter: what a bummer.

One of the kids, at least, is ready for spring.

My (futile) floor-stomping reflex makes her laugh.

Some wicked-sharp carving tools for the birthday boy, much to the older kids' horror (and jealousy).

Clothesline sentinel.

Bedtime snuggles and kisses. 

This same time, years previous: object of terrorloss, cheesy bacon toasts, chocolate mint chip cookies, eight, seven, travel tips, the perfect classic cheesecake, learning to draw, lemon tart, and potatoes with roasted garlic viniagrette.


  1. Can't believe that littlest is eleven! What?! Beautiful pics, friend.

  2. I am 56 and my Mom still stomps her foot!

  3. What is he going to carve? Please say it's a spoon. I really want to learn how to carve a spoon.

    1. No idea, but hopefully not his fingers!

  4. This is such a lovely story, Jennifer! It made me tear up. It's great to see loving people on the news! Happy Birthday to the youngest. What is that picture of that is always a hit?

    1. Quiche: a sausage-spinach (the favorite) and a bacon-broccoli.

    2. Looks awesome. Willing to share the recipe?

    3. I use this basic custard:

      I use this pastry:

      And I just wing it for the meat and veggies and cheeses: whatever I have, and lots of it.