I find that, most days, the adage that ‘you learn something every day’ is true. It’s certainly true that I learn something every week. This week, I learned that:
- It’s easier to clean up boiled-over rhubarb compote than boiled-over rice pudding
- That lump of frozen red cabbage with attached mystery brown glob, recently removed from the depths of the freezer, is leftover Christmas Goose and Stuffing. Score!
- It’s difficult to open and apply superglue with one hand
- It’s nearly impossible to superglue closed a cut that’s still bleeding
- It’s beyond the realm of reason to expect to superglue a cut on your finger without supergluing tiny bits of bloody paper towel to the cut, the non-affected hand, the counter, the sink, and the lid of the trash can
- It doesn’t take many repetitions to make the word ‘superglue’ feel heavy in your mouth when you say it
- Frida’s new little laugh is joyous and yet sounds a bit like a sick donkey. Hilarious.
- There are many delicious sandwiches to be made with black bread (recipe here,) but one loaf is plenty (warning: the recipe makes two.)
- Roast pork/mayo/apple/swiss
- Pastrami/mustard/lightly pickled cabbage slaw
- Cherry jam/cream cheese
I’m packing them up for a picnic, and I expect that we’ll be thoroughly sick of black bread by the time we’re finished.
To recap: laughing baby, time to cook, and a picnic with a friend. Life is sweet.