Thursday, June 9, 2011

Random Musings from a Pretend Housewife (or, A Play Structure and Some Cauliflower)

I worked from home on Monday because Mr. Max had his little last day of preschool thing mid-morning, and then the fetus and I had a check-up in the afternoon, so I spared myself the nonsense of running back and forth from my office and instead, spent the day working in my bed, tidying up, and making a pretty freaking delicious-if- I-do-say-so-myself dinner for the fam. Meanwhile the hubs slaved away in the rain and fog and drizzle for the third consecutive day on our new play-structure and the boys ran around the yard like wild dogs, oblivious to the miserable weather.

I love days like this; feeling like a contented housewife who has some control over the state of her house-hold, whilst  watching my handsome hubs laboring outside and my kids soaking up the fresh air. I know it's not a very feminine ideal, but whatever, I like bras and I hate my cubicle.

Anyways, I thought I would share with you all the fruits of our (ok, the hub's) labor. Behold:

This is probably shortly before somebody started to lose their mind...
but he survived long enough to deliver the finished product: 

Somebody luuuhves it....

His brother was busy inside nerdin' out with some insect books and a robotic cockroach, but he's pretty stoked on the swings when it's time to take a break from learning about the various species of beetles.
I was working on a masterpiece myself. I didn't snap any pics, but as I said, my meal was pretty delish and I had my new and so super easy roasted cauliflower dish to thank for it- mostly. I found it on one of my newest food blog obsessions, Budget Bytes. I love this site, because none of the recipes are overwhelming and she gives you all sorts of nifty tricks on how to make the most out of your ingredients, whether it be by re-using them or preserving them correctly. So, anyways, back to the cauliflower..... ah-may-zing (read that in an annoying sing-songy voice to get an actual idea of just how amazing, or, you know, cook it yourself). OK- here it is- make it. Tonight.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower= mind blowing

Happy Weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! I momma to a Max too. They are the best!