Kansas Dad and I were ambitious in the kitchen last night. We made pumpkin masoor dal and were pleased with the results. The dal is not spicy, but we added some cracked red pepper (only one tablespoon) to the topping so mixed together it had a little heat. We could only find brown lentils, so we missed out on the nice orange color shown in the picture. It certainly made a lot of dal! We'll be eating it tomorrow again. Does anyone know if dal freezes well?
Other news on the Range:
We had no water pressure Thursday night. Kansas Dad bought a bunch of gallons of water and we lived without running water overnight. We were very happy the plumber was able to get it fixed on Friday for much less than we feared. Our pressure tank, though, is apparently on its death bed, so we'll be saving up for a new one. For the moment, though, we have better water pressure than since we moved in and our pressure tank isn't cycling every few minutes.
Due to the lack of water, the kids and I spent Friday morning out instead of on our lessons. We visited the library and a big park. I think spending some extra time outside in the beautiful weather we've been having is a perfectly adequate use of our time. Soon enough it will be too cold to venture out every day.
Kansas Dad tripped and sprained his ankle Saturday night. He says it's not as bad as it could be, but he's on crutches. (First Son still calls them crunches and First Daughter calls them scrunches.)
Second Daughter said mama this morning. I'm not really counting it because she was just mimicking me, but I anticipate the real thing soon.
First Son carried an alligator and snake he made yesterday to church this morning, intent on giving them to his Sunday School teacher. Once there, though, he refused to give them up. He told us, "I need to think about it a little more." So home they came. His teacher was quite understanding.