Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to...

Kids are funny. No matter how cold it is or what kind of snow you get they want to play in it. So, here's little how to on snowmen when the universe sends you the wrong kind of snow (and believe me, according to me, there is no RIGHT kind of snow).

1. Get a shovel and push the soft puffy non-adhesive snow into a pile.
2. Nag your mother for supplies while she overexposes you with light
3. Sit proudly with your new apple faced friends.


Meanwhile, it's never to early to think about the importance of a good pair of boots.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pancakes and other piles

Most days when Harry gets home from school, he leaves a pile like this somewhere:


I always think of it as a visual deep sigh. And then he retreats to the couch in his underpants and t-shirt to unwind from a stressful day of kindergarten. (She said without an ounce of sarcasm.)

Of course, most mornings, we are willing to go the extra mile to keep him on the right side of happy, since he is. not. a morning person. And most mornings, this means pancakes. Oh, we've had our fits and starts with them, from the Smitten Kitchen (good tips, too much buttermilk) to Barefoot Contessa (a little complicated for every day) and even the Pioneer Woman (just bad. and no buttermilk).

And finally we landed on Alton Brown's recipe. And we were happy.

And our pants don't fit.

So, now we make a 1/2 recipe and fry up 1 pancake per morning for that glorious boy.


And he was happy.