Friday, June 18, 2010

My Small Successes XXIV

It's  Thursday and time for more Small Successes! Oh, wait, it's Friday. It's so nice to be reminded that even someone who seems as together as Danielle Bean is a bit late every once in a while. (At least she only forgot to post Small Successes yesterday. I lazed rested in my chair most of yesterday, neglecting the Thursday laundry schedule which now much be made up today.)

1. I made my first angel food cake (using a recipe in The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution) and it was a success! Now I just need to try to make some creme brulee so I have a way to use all the yolks. We'll also be increasing the protein in the chicken diet so they'll continue to lay in the hot weather. It takes eleven to twelve eggs to make angel food cake so those hens need to step up production.

2. I have frozen 24 burritos and one night's worth of tuna noodle casserole to eat after the baby is born. My stash was officially started with a dinner from a friend (mmm...enchiladas), but I'm glad to be adding to it myself as well. (Kansas Dad has eaten some of those burritos for lunches this week, but I'm not complaining because he also made a double batch of spicy penne casserole last night so we could freeze another dinner.)

3. I wiped all the jars of strawberry jams, jellies and sauces clean (see them here) and stored almost all of them under our bed until we need them. (Some people stuff money under their mattresses; we slide jars under them.) I have a few sitting prettily on the hutch until we deliver them to some friends and teachers who should have received gifts much earlier.

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  1. I'll be happy to add a meal to that stash at some point. I'll either send something with Michelle or we'll run something out. I'll touch base after the baby is born. Any requests? Meatloaf? Stroganoff? Mexican Chili? Those are a few I can think off the top of my head. Let me know.

  2. Monica, any of the above would be wonderful! I'm just excited to have anything cooked ahead as I've never done that before.


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