Tuesday, March 19, 2013

SMP 3.19.13

I'm sure I've mentioned this before but I'm a bit of a grammar geek. This afternoon I had a proud mom moment. I was driving my youngest child home from school and as usual she was chatting away about her day. She began telling me about her lunch antics and said: "So mom, today me and my friends...wait...(brief pause)...my friends and I were..." Ya'll! The girl stopped and corrected her own grammar. Like I said, proud geeky-grammar-mom moment.

I just put this artichoke chicken in the oven for dinner. I found it on Pinterest and I hope it will taste as delicious as it looks and smells. I'll let you know. In the interest of full disclosure, I told my kids what I was making and they all rolled their eyes, which means I'll probably open a box of macaroni and cheese for them ensuring lunch leftovers for the grown-ups tomorrow. I also threw all of the ingredients for dinner into a disposable foil roasting pan because hey, baking dishes don't wash themselves and scrubbing baking pans is not a job I enjoy at the end of a long day. Just keeping things real. 
Recipe verdict: We liked it. I'll make it again. My kids wouldn't touch the artichoke, onion, mushroom mixture but they ended up eating some of the chicken. :)

Speaking of jobs I don't enjoy...
On one of our recent snow days, I called an emergency meeting in the kids' bathroom and gave them all a thorough lesson on how to clean their bathroom to my standard. After their lesson, I made them go practice what they'd learned in my bathroom. Brilliant, eh? I'm happy to report that I am no longer responsible for cleaning their disgusting bathroom. My hope is that they'll dislike bathroom duty so much that they'll be better about keeping it clean. Right now that's still a dream, but I'm thankful that I get to cross that one dreaded chore off of my to-do list.

I made a major eBay blunder last week. I can't wait for the item I bought to arrive so I can post a picture and you can all laugh with (and possibly AT) me. It was a stupid mistake, but thankfully not too costly. I'm totally leaving y'all hanging on that one. Stay tuned...


Deena said...

I found that same recipe. We like it. I was surprised that Jacie loves it!

Can't wait to see your ebay purchase!

Nancy @ Ordinary Miracles & The Crazy 10 said...

New follower here stumbled on yours from who know where, Blogher I think?
Re the grammer... Oh I know what you mean! I love words. Makes me happy to use them and when the kiddos use a goodie, oh bliss! and when there are errors in my blog (which happens ALL THE TIME!) it drives me NUTS! Crazy.