The past two days have been "snow days" for the local school. So once the granddaughters were awake and ready, Cliff went and picked them up and brought them over. The girls aren't picky about what they eat, but since our main meal here is dinner at noon, I fixed good old "comfort foods" for the four of us while they were here: Dishes Cliff and I love, but that are a little (or a lot) higher in fat that the things I normally fix for me and Cliff.
Tuesday I made Pioneer Woman's chicken spaghetti, which always makes a big hit. So yesterday, Cliff said Natalie asked him as she was getting out of the pickup, "What is Grandma making today?"
"Monica! We're having tuna-noodle casserole!"
I'm glad simple food can cause them such excitement. I baked a couple of big sweet potatoes in the microwave to go along with the casserole; the girls had never had a baked sweet potato before, they said; they loved them.
Cliff and I have been eating a lot of baked sweet potatoes lately: the Walmart in Richmond (not the stinkin' Blue Springs Supercenter that I never plan to patronize ever again) was left with a surplus of sweet taters after Thanksgiving, and I took advantage of them, at 19 cents per pound. The store also had some lovely celery for 19 cents a bunch!
I'm sorry, but bargains excite me these days.
Monica played outside from noon till after 3 with the neighbor kids; when she came in, her clothes were soaked through. Natalie spent over an hour outside also. I'd love to have taken pictures, but with the ice making it hard to walk, and my knee still healing from surgery, I didn't think I'd better risk it.
Looks like school will probably be in session today.