Saturday, June 22, 2019

Eating Well Today

Ella got up very early, just like old times.  This was just as Papa Ben was leaving to spend 3 weeks with Dave.  She and I then spent the next two hours chatting.  It was lovely.  A few siblings quietly joined us.

It wasn't so quiet when Joseph came up, though.  Actually, we were waiting for Luke, because we were hungry.

After his beauty rest, he finally joined us at 8:30.  Then it was time to turn the dough he and I made last night into bagels.

This was Luke's first time to be a real bagel helper.  I've learned that 10-year-olds can make a positive difference in this process.

After one batch, he was a pro.

First, we have to form the bagels.  He did all twelve.  You're impressed, right?

Putting the bagels in the boiling water is a little scary at first, but Luke was brave and did all that work for me.

He mastered removing them, also.

Everyone was willing to try just one bite of my new Everything bagels, so we made 8 cheese and only 4 Everything.  Logical, right?

I'm not sure what happened.  Everyone wanted Everything.  I chose a cheese bagel, which was delicious, but I must confess that it did my little heart good to hear everyone rave about Everything.  This was Ella's breakfast, staged without my asking.

My favorite part of a breakfast is having a fun conversation.
The weather was warmer today than yesterday -- the thermometer got all the way up to 65, so swimming didn't make it into the schedule.  Fortunately, Star Trek is always an option.

I have quite a few plant-based meal options for Ella.  While the parents were out and about, I made street tacos for the kids.  I was just following the recipe here -- these were fresh corn tortillas.  I loved everything about this meal except the part where the tortillas caught on fire.

Ben, Jane, Kate and Ella all enjoyed this meal with me, and most had seconds and some had thirds.

Luke is his own person.  He made himself two PBJ's.

We played and horsed around all afternoon.  Joseph found himself stuck near a chair and Luke raced to the rescue.

If you can believe it, Joseph beat Luke at Laser Tag.

More Star Trek happened.  We are trying to get through the three episodes associated with Scorpion, but we keep getting distracted with Data episodes, or Barclay episodes.  We'll get there.

We actually got distracted with dinner.  This was my backup meal for last night that we didn't need.  It worked very well tonight.  These are my soon-to-be-very-famous-meatballs in my own homemade sweet and sour sauce, with pineapple.  We inhaled them.  Well, no, that imagery is not suitable.  We gobbled them up.

Ella taught us a simple but very complicated game about cows.  I was very pleased when I finally caught on.
Kate and I made my new lemon cake for dessert.  Kids.  They think they don't like lemon.  Ha!  We gobbled this up, too.  With ice cream, of course.  It disappeared faster than my camera could capture it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for blogging Dewey! It's a treat to see everyone! And we're definitely going to need to make our own judgments about the new butter chicken recipe and lemon cake and meatballs and ... Ya, we're coming to see you soon! (Janet typed this obviously!!!!!!!!! Steve never uses !s.)


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