Tuesday, January 16, 2007
another snow-day for the girls
I took this picture out the window over my kitchen sink yesterday evening.
No school today. I cook a little differently when the girls are here for dinner (the noon meal). And yet, I try to cook things that are low-fat and healthful. These granddaughters really are not fussy eaters, so we do fine.
Yesterday we had tuna-noodle casserole; it's a great comfort food for days like these, and Monica and Natalie can't get enough of it. I've made the recipe over somewhat, with less salt and fat, so it's good for us.
Today I have chicken breast thawing, and I plan to make oven-fried chicken (which isn't fried at all, but has a coating rather like Shake-and-Bake... without so much sodium, though). It's another dish the girls like. I'll make scalloped potatoes from scratch, and have broccoli, I think. Or maybe glazed carrots. Perhaps both.
I really miss my daily walk, but with our single-digit temperatures, the ice outside isn't going to melt any time soon. There's an exercise bike out in the shop that I might bring inside for the duration of this cold snap, much as I dislike those instruments of torture.
It just occurred to me, I haven't been off the place Monday of last week. No wonder I'm slightly stir-crazy, confined to the three rooms of this house that are heated!