Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hot Pad Fleet

Originally uploaded by Food Fanatic
Mini Mensa Boy created this fleet of ships with the hotpads his grandmother makes for us.

Simple Pleasures

Here's a good, old-fashioned recipe for you:

Dice some leeks. Simmer them in 1/2 a stick of butter until soft.
Add some homemade chicken stock.
Add peeled and diced russet potatoes
Maybe some rosemary.

Simmer that until the potatoes are cooked through. Then get out your boat motor blender and blend until you've got it the consistency you want.

BUT...while those potatoes are cooking? Get out what's left of that whole-grain bakery bread you bought at Harris Teeter. Butter both sides of each slice and then sprinkle liberally with black and red pepper. Cube the slices. Toss the cubes in a pan and toast them, flipping them often, until they are browned up nicely.

The spicy-ness of the croutons on top of the potato soup? Oh. My. Gosh.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

First Hurdle

Originally uploaded by Food Fanatic
Apparently I'm the "running writer." Yup. I've been given the Track & Field season to cover. It'll be fun. I won't be at all the meets, though. Many of them are far away and the travel would cost more than I get paid. But I'll no doubt make it to a few meets. The home ones, for sure.

This is a 7th grader jumping over hurdles for the very first time. Yes, I know she doesn't look that efficient in this shot. But like I said, this is her very first time. I took this a week ago at a practic, and I I imagine she looks better already. Their first meet is tonight. GO WARRIORS!

So that's part of the latest news I have to share with you. There are many other things that have been happening since I dropped off the blog world. I'll give them to you in bits and pieces over the next few days.