Our Boy has gotten himself a new cookbook that he just LOVES! Its "Rachael Ray's Cooking Rocks! For Kids". He got it from his school order form from Scholastic books, and it finally arrived right before the Winter break.
Our first meal from it was sloppy joes and cheese fries. And man did he do a good job! The cheese sauce was really good - he started out by adding flour to melted butter, and then whisking in milk. After that thickened a little, we put in an entire bag of shredded cheddar cheese. Right before serving he added "the secret ingredient" of ketchup! Rachael says never tell anyone your secret ingredients, and he's taking that very seriously. LOL!
And after that dinner turned out so well - he even said it was the best thing he's EVER eaten - he got out another of his cookbooks:
Last night we made our own pizza. The kids made the dough and put the toppings on. E was in charge of making a 3-person pizza... she wanted only cheese, N wanted pepperoni on his, and I wanted onions and mushrooms, too.
So it's Christmas Eve today. I told N he couldn't play with anyone until his room was absolutely perfectly clean. Afterall, Santa's not going to bring new toys if there's no where to put them, right?? It took him last night and today until Noon, and a bit of help from me afterwards, but it's done now.
We've got the neighbor boys over so their parents can do some Christmas wrapping. It's really weird getting ready for the big day alone. Never done that before. Last night right before bed, I got an email from the FRG telling me that C's unit arrived safely in Iraq... so he's no longer in Kuwait. She said communication is spotty there, but we'd hear from them when possible. Like I don't already know that.
The kids and I are still planning on going to the lagoons tomorrow after present opening, but we have to make sure we're home in time to make breadsticks and a huge salad to contribute our share to dinner with our neighbors. The kids may end up deciding to just wait and go to the beach the next day... they may want to just play with their new stuff.