Andrew has been cooking most of our dinners since Samuel’s arrival. I am so grateful, and he is a wonderful cook. However, I am in charge of lunches most days and I still love to cook dinner once in a while. Last week I made an egg omelette for lunch. I have to brag on myself a little and say that I have finally mastered the omelette! It only took me about twenty years! 😉 I can’t believe it took me this long when it is so easy! Mix two eggs with one tablespoon of heavy cream. That’s it! Of course you can add whatever fillings you like in your omelette. I put tomatoes, green onions, bacon, and cheddar cheese in this particular omelette. Always salt and pepper to taste last.
I also cooked dinner last week. We had grilled salmon, with cheese grits and roasted broccoli. I love salmon! I look forward to cooking it at home when we can find a good price on fresh salmon at the store. I just put a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder on the fish. Growing up we didn’t eat grits. It just wasn’t something my mom cooked. Maybe because we were all too picky! 🙂 Andrew loves grits and has been wanting to cook some at home. So I decided to try my hand at cooking grits. I used the fast cooking grits, otherwise it can take a really long time to make them. Saute some onions in butter, then add two cups of grits with four cups of chicken stock and one cup of water. Cook for twenty to thirty minutes until liquid is pretty much absorbed. Then add one cup of heavy cream, and a cup of freshly grated cheddar cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. The cheesy grits turned out really good! I was pleased for my first try!
We had to have a new faucet put in our kitchen sink last week. It was dripping, dripping, and finally the drip became like a steady stream of water. I am pleased with the new faucet, and most of all that we no longer have to listen to the constant dripping sound!
Valentine’s day Andrew and I exchanged gifts that morning before our day became busy. Andrew “surprised” me with my coral color gold plated rose. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a tradition now. I have several different colors of these roses! 🙂 He also gave me a replica of the Star ship Voyager. What?! Yes, you read that right! We are big geeks, and I happen to love the series of Voyager. I embarrassingly admit to having watched all the episodes, more than once. This gift did come as a surprise, and makes me smile. 🙂
I gave Andrew a world map. One of those you can scratch off the places you have traveled to. We love to travel, and I made a list of all the places we have gone together. We still have a lot of ground to cover! 🙂
The church hosted a valentine’s dinner, and Andrew helped cook the steaks that evening. Child care was provided, the food was really good, and the decorations on the tables were lovely. We had a great time and enjoyed the fellowship of other couples. However, it wasn’t the most romantic dinner, so we plan on having a date night, just the two of us, soon.
Since valentine’s day was on Thursday the kids both had school. David’s preschool had a party on Wednesday (the picture of him eating that ginormous sugar cookie!) and pajama day on Thursday. He was excited to wear his pajama’s. Emma had parents day out and I dressed her up in flowery pants and a heart shirt. Samuel was a little cutie pie, and he was my date for the whole day. 😉 After the kids came home from school I presented them with a heart tin of chocolates (what was I thinking!) and a small toy. Emma was saying, “happy valentine’s day mommy”, all week long! 🙂
Samuel will be two months old tomorrow! It’s hard to believe. He is getting so big. He is smiling and cooing at us now. He is so alert and happy. When he cries it is just because something is wrong. Usually because of his stomach. He has a touchy stomach and maybe a touch of re-flux. It’s something I intend on asking the pediatrician about tomorrow. I’ve seemed to pinpoint that anytime I eat anything fibrous or green it upsets his stomach too. Hopefully he will outgrow this in the next month or two.
Emma learning to string beads! Today she accidentally spilled a whole bowl of them everywhere. 🙂
The kids helping me make pizza today for lunch. They love putting the toppings on. I think it’s because they also like to eat the toppings. 🙂