"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."
- Inspired by a conversation with new friends, I made dulce de leche in my crockpot! I'd made it before with milk and sugar and vanilla, but this was the easy, condensed milk version. I thought myself clever until I stumbled on this internet post. In fact, the abundant comments got me to cook my ddl in jelly jars rather than the can. I wasn't worried about the can exploding, but it was nice to see how dark the caramel was, and some commenters warned about BPA in a long-heated can. ANYWAY, the result is sweet, tasty, and apparently delicious in coffee (not an imbiber myself...).
- Inspired by the quickly approaching departure of my oldest for FOUR WHOLE MONTHS, I'm making dinner from her list of "I'd like to eat before I leave." Tonight it's pork lo mein (from the Cook's Illustrated Skillet Cookbook). Coming soon: cinnamon buns, chicken piccata, and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (my idea--I somehow have a 20# turkey in the freezer!).
- Inspired by the rapid approach of September, I've been spending more time planning school. (Hey! It's not ALWAYS about food here!) I have mapped out our school and break weeks, and am now fitting the girls' science book into that grid. Lots more to do, but at least it's a real beginning.