Just like that, it’s spring! All winter, I have been drying my clothes indoors, using sun + forced hot air from the furnace…. but I always use the electric dryer for our flannel sheets, which we want back on our bed on the same day!
Yesterday, it got up to 60 degrees F (whatever that is in C…..) and the lawn dried up enough to walk across it. So it was the first day to hang laundry outside. If it sounds like I don’t get enough excitement in my life, you are probably correct.
Here’s something that IS super exciting: our oven is fixed! Last evening I kind of went overboard, making some roasted potatoes, baked tofu, tempeh cubes for another recipe, and a dozen of those frozen, raw banana muffins I had to toss in the freezer a few weeks back when it became clear the oven would not light! I took a picture of the aftermath… as you can see, we elected not to fix the panel, so the clock is still not working, but now the oven and all the burners are. The black thing on top of the stove is the clock radio so we can tell the time…..
Now that our oven is back, I’m looking forward to trying some new recipes I’ve been stockpiling. If I have time… things are getting even busier at school, as if that were possible! This week, for our All School Unit on Earth Science, I’ll be hosting six groups of students with a graham-cracker-and-frosting simulation of the Earth’s tectonic plates. The frosting had to stand in for peanut butter because so many kids are allergic. You should have seen us experiment with sunflower butter (too gummy), marshmallow fluff (too icky), and jam (too squishy). Nope, the crummy old frosting-from-a-can wins…. but nobody says they have to eat it, right? Wishful thinking…..
Hey! Would you like to win some maple syrup? And see an incredibly delicious looking recipe for a beet salad? Sure you would! If you go to Diet, Dessert and Dogs, you can check out the offer and the recipe.