i knew it would go one of two ways:
good or bad
what i mean is, i just didn't know how an intense morning of cooking would go with the 2 munchkins. a brief glimmer of store bought rotisserie chicken + bagged salad drifted into my mind @ about 8:30 a.m., but oh, no, i just couldn't. i had my heart set on this family getting p-dub's fabulous lasagna come hell or high water.
& well, it's true we'd be eating whatever i made for them, too, so there was double the incentive.
so how did it go? amazingly, i tell you! holland gifted me a whole hour & 15 mins of naptime PLUS the 30 minutes of playing in her crib that it took for her to fall asleep. & in a twist of fate that i can only call a miracle, that sweet boy of mine took the same 2 hours (ish) to become inthralled with andrea bocelli singing a lullaby to elmo (via youtube, via my iphone). brilliant!
so what started as "gosh, i hope i can pull lasagna off", turned into "how about lasagna, homemade garlic bread, parsley butter, & croutons"!! yipppeeeee. it was my culinary dream morning, really.
|parsley butter (literally butter + parsley + s&p)|
|the parsley should have been chopped a bit more! one side was just buttered for the kiddos.|
|i need to do a post on making croutons - crazy easy.|
|packaging the salad (mixed greens from heb - my fav)|
|stopping to feed the 2 pumpkins|
|naturally hudson needed to be in his pj's to watch andrea sing elmo the lullaby (42 times).|
he acted the whole thing out, getting his fav pj's on, pillow & blanket on the couch.
sometimes he opted to play the guitar while andrea sang.
|& this is what the monitor looked like while i finished up.|
the h's were in hudson room screaming, i mean playing :)
|i took a "hey, here's me in my kitchen" pic.|
but it kinda looks like my middle school smiles where i tried to hide my braces.
|so i took another one.|
not sure which i like better, though!
|a little more play while i load everything up.|
|notice we've lost our shoes & headband.|
oh well :)