What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rare Form



When I was acting a bit 'off' when I was a child, my mother would always say to me "Well. YOU'RE in rare form."

And today is one of those days. I can just feel it. Rare form. And I am in it.

Perhaps it is because I made a startling discovery today:


The no groceries challenge just got a WHOLE lot less fun with an empty sugar bowl. Sugar and I are not soon parted.

I also discovered that the chickens cracked corn is gone. The cat food is gone. The diaper basket is shockingly sparse. The milk is officially consumed. And the gas gauge is falling down like Londons Bridge.

Two more days.....

Or maybe my funk is due to not going to bed well last night.

Or perhaps it is because I have made two loaves of bread (I gave the two I baked away yesterday), a double batch of pitas, some Huckleberry Zucchini muffins, a large batch of hummus (and did the dishes for it all) while still trying to do school and while looking longingly outside at the most gorgeous day in the last 5 months which I am missing because I am inside making bread (and washing dishes) for the bazillionth time.


And tonight I have a 'thing' which requires Matt to feed and put the children to bed so I have to have dinner all ready for them and I have NO idea what to make and now it is TOO LATE to make anything in the crockpot.

I feel like saying "There are the pickled eggs. There is the pile of fresh pitas. Make yourselves some pickled egg pitas for heavens sake and have a muffin for dessert!" But....that is the BAD wife (and Mama) coming out.

And besides, pickled egg pitas sound just about gross.

So what do you fix for supper on your grumpy days when your groceries are limited and you don't want to spend any more time in the kitchen?


PS.(as if I would forget!)

::: Mondays Fare :::

Breakfast~
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal. And by peaches I mean dehydrated peach chunks from last year and by cream I mean a splash of milk. But hey. Peaches and Cream sounds so delectable, no?

raw Eggnog

Lunch~ warm, fresh from the oven whole wheat bread. Unadulterated by anything but luscious warm streams of butter. The children snarfed a whole loaf.

Afternoon Snack~ the last of the pretzel rods I keep in the car for 'emergency car snacks'. Dehydrated apple chips (from the fall)

Dinner~ I was helping with the last boil of the syrup season from early afternoon until evening. On syrup days, we all kinda eat smorgasbord style. Linda made cabbage, carrots and potatoes. I brought onion and pepper Italian sausage, two jars of canned pears and two loaves of homemade bread.
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