In an effort to make more things from scratch, I decided to “feature” a different cookbook each month. For June (I’m getting a bit of a head start), Jesse picked “Mad Hungry Family” by Lucinda Scala Quinn. The tomato/corn dish above comes from it. I’m looking forward to trying some new things and getting some more use out of my collection. (Also little tip: I just put my corn – husk and all – in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I let it cool and then husked it. Worked like a dream. No fiddling with silks.)
I made a stop at the library. I had some donations for their book sale and since I was I browsed the aisles. I picked up a few things that were on my “to be read” pile, a book that as come up in conversation a few times and jumped out to me as I walking to find another book (I’m thinking it’s the universe’s way of saying I should read it), and I put some things on order so that I’d have to go back. I’m hoping to make a routine of it (with the kids). It’s hard to explain, but I’ve never really clicked with the vibe of the community library here. I’ve never had that experience at a library before (I mean, BOOKS) so I’m going to keep trying to overcome it.
Haven’t picked up any knitting this week at all. It’s too hot. I did find an embroidery project that I think would be fun to tackle. I’m pretty sure I have all the required supplies but the pattern. I haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet because I’m up to my eyeballs in school year end stuff and other things, but as soon as I can clear the docket for a fun project, I think that will be it.
As for television, haven’t been watching a bunch. I’m trying to set a good example. I really, really want to have the whole family go screen free for at least a week this summer and see if we can do it. I’ve noticed a *huge* behavioral/attitude shift in one of my kiddos since we hooked them up with Minecraft and I don’t want to spend all summer arguing about screen time. I miss the days when I was the one solely in control of the remote and it stayed off for days at a time.
Basically, things here are boring in the best possible way.