Random Monday

In CategoryNavel Gazing, Random Monday

This weekend I tasted Nutella for the first time ever. Oh. Em. Gee. I am in love, and will be swirling a big spoonful into my coffee as soon as it’s done brewing.

On Sunday, my son was helping sweep the kitchen floor. Then he swept the table.

With the broom.

I was not there to see it, but I heard my husband holler, “NOOooooooooooooo!” while I was in the shower.

When I came downstairs, he asked if I wanted to know what all the yelling was about.

I said No. 

But he told me anyway.

And now I have to burn that table.

• On Saturday night, I got a quart of Ham and Bean soup out of the freezer and asked my husband to make some Jiffy Mix cornbread to go with it. A minute later he gloomily announced we were out of eggs.

But then!

I remembered last week Connie at Smockity Frocks said you could make an egg substitute using ground flax. The chance for a science experiment was too good to pass up. What’s the worst that could happen – we ruin a $1 Jiffy Mix? I mixed 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flax and followed the rest of the directions on the box.


We were both pleasantly surprised that it worked (Jim more so – he is suspicious of stuff I find on the internets). The cornbread turned out fine – maybe a little crumbly, but it usually is. We covered it in butter and honey as per usual, and ate it with a spoon.

(yep. boxed cornbread. the cheap stuff. eaten off a paper plate. with a plastic spoon. that’s how we roll, yo).