Monday, November 10, 2014

the quotidian (11.10.14)

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

She wanted to cook.

He wanted popcorn.

Kitchen Wars 
Squash: 0 
Me: 1 

Exhibit A: feta, spinach, caramelized cherry tomato.
Exhibit B: pepperoni (the favorite)
Exhibit C: pork barbecue 

This secondhand gift from a friend has become my favorite cooking companion.

What appears to be a studious moment but isn't.

She hung out at her father's job site and brought home this trophy.

Horse on a porch. 
(Also, fact: horses don't like it when you eat apples in front of them.) 

Breaking rock.

Hi, Kitty.

She harvested the beets I was trying to ignore and then forced me to roast them.
The nerve. 

Curried pumpkin is what's for supper.
(In other words, I need to make a dessert so they have incentive to eat their supper.)

This same time, years previous: pumpkin cranberry cream cheese muffins, Halloween candy-infused brownies, mashed sweet potatoes, a boy book, chicken and white bean chili, peanut butter cream pie, and sausage quiche with potato crust.


  1. I have the same radio in my kitchen. I love that it isn't one more thing cluttering the counters!

  2. Love the horse pic. I think they've bonded!

  3. I'm very jealous of your apples.

  4. Do you have any more red beets?

    1. We pureed the last of them and put them in a chocolate cake. Sorry!

  5. You should have the kids train the horse to come to the kitchen window for an afternoon snack. Now that would be AWESOME.

  6. I have the same under-cabinet radio! LOVE it.

    I want to know more about the chicken BBQ (was that it - too lazy to re-scroll) pizza. I just made a spinach pizza for breakfast - planning to blog it when I get around to the photos.

    1. It was just shredded pork with BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, cheese, and cilantro. It was fine, but nothing special. If I did it again, I'd first check several "real" recipes---I was probably missing some key ingredients.