I’d like to think I’m over my snit now. And while I haven’t done too much in the way of cooking, I’ve got a few photos for the gallery:
We’ve also got a few beefsteak tomatoes that are getting close to being ripe:
But not these. Jay tried one of his habaneros this afternoon…For someone who loves hot, spicy stuff, this was almost too much for him. We’re most likely going to dry them, the grind them to make our own red pepper. He and the bambino also sampled one of the carrots we’re trying to grow:
Jay was pleasantly surprised at how sweet it tasted. I didn’t take a bite, but I probably should’ve. That’s one thing I try and do around the bambino–Not turn him against certain foods just because I dislike them. It’s the reason I’ve eaten more bananas (albeit slimy, mushy bananas, covered in toddler saliva) in the 2 1/2 years since he’s been born than I’ve eaten in my lifetime. Random aside, since he was born before 8 in the morning, I was offered breakfast shortly after I gave birth. I got oatmeal, scrambled eggs & some fruit (I think) and I’d scarfed down about half of the oatmeal before I realized there were bananas in it. It was quite possibly the best oatmeal I have ever had.
Anyway…I didn’t cook last night (heating up chicken tenders & fries in the oven doesn’t count), but the night before I made some pork chops (and applesauce, although Hy-Vee made that):
I made meatloaf this evening:
Ah, Meatloaf. I always think of his character in Fight Club. And Jay always makes a crack about what it is that he won’t do for love. I’m really picky about my meatloaf, just like I am about gravy. Unless a trusted family member makes gravy (as in my mom, dad, or either of my sisters), I don’t use it. With meatloaf, I’m even worse, because until recently, my mom’s (or my own) is the only meatloaf I’d eat. About a year ago, my father-in-law made meatloaf for Sunday dinner, and I was a little skeptical about trying it, although to be polite, I would’ve eaten a small slice anyway. His tasted close enough to my mom’s that I think I snarfed 2 pieces.
And because I’m slowly working on redesigning the blog, Jay worked up a few (and by a few, I mean like 20) logos for me this evening. I’ve narrowed down my favorites, but I’m having a hard time deciding on which one I want to use. Therefore, I’m going to post the 3 I like best, and see what my readers think. Here are the options: