Today I woke up feeling like a Divine Domestic Goddess...actually I looked at the clock, noted it was 8:30 am and felt amazingly lazy and refreshed. It was raining and my house was dim and warm, which must have induced prolonged sleep on my children. Ahhhhh! It was wonderful. I prepared oatmeal, on the stove-no less, at the request of Gavin. After doing a few loads of laundry, Josiah had the fabulous idea to make caramel popcorn. Now, caramel popcorn makes me HAPPY and we can make it since Jesse (courtesy of my mom) gave us a air-popcorn maker for Christmas, so how could I refuse? I bundled up the kiddies, it is a cold 40 degrees with yucky cold rain, and off we trekked to Wal-Mart. It must be my family's favorite local since we're there almost daily. Anyway, off we went gathering ingredients for caramel popcorn and other necessities. I also picked up a bag of lentils (the star of the show later) and hurried back home. We set to work popping corn and mixing a yummy caramel sauce. See what a wonder I am? My boys devoured one bowl of it each...now they don't want anymore and I have a giganto bowl left. Who's gonna have to eat it? Me. I know I'm smiling, but inside I'm crying 'cause that is just pounds added to the caboose...and thighs...and tummy. I have vacuumed, done dishes 3 times, and here's the piece de resistance...I made Lentil Soup for dinner. And it was friggin' awesome!!! Yeah for me! Just crown me now the Domestic Goddess. Yes, I cooked dinner. And following another meal cooked Thursday and a tossed salad yesterday for a friend's birthday dinner. I am Divine! Truly though, it was really yummy. I got a recipe off of http://www.foodnetwork.com/ and tweaked it a little. Even Jos said it was "scrum-de-umptious"...although he took it back when I wouldn't make him a baked potato instead of seconds. Poor Kit, while he's living it up in DC tonight I'm home being divine. All my domestic wonder will be used up before he's home.
My beautifully clean dishes...one of three sets done today.
My attractive laundry...yes, I do it all on my own. Amazing, aren't I!
My "scrum-de-umptious" lentil soup! (Note the giganto bowl of caramel popcorn in the background)What my children were doing while I was toiling in the kitchen...