Here are a few random things for this Friday evening....
1) The other evening, I baked some salmon, specifically Gorton's salmon. We've had it before. It's not the world's greatest salmon, but it is a very quick, healthy dinner for us.
Anyways, when it was in the oven, I, all of a sudden, heard a loud CRACK.
I opened the oven, and this is what I found (only with salmon in it)....
I'm a little disturbed this happened. This was a really good, hearty (obviously not that hearty) baking dish we received as a gift for our wedding. I've used it many times.
Nope -- I'm not going to glue it back together. It's not that worth it. It's already in the trash.
But, I was also a little disturbed because our salmon didn't bake in near the time it was supposed to. In fact, I even thought maybe something was wrong with our oven. Then, I baked cookies today, and they turned out just fine. So, it wasn't our oven.
Fortunately, I have other salmon in our freezer for next week :) Perhaps I'll have better luck.
This week, we tried a new "box" dinner -- from Macaroni Grill. Perhaps you've tried one of these....
Marc and I cannot emphasize ENOUGH just how YUMMY this was....Wow! For a box dinner at home, it was pretty good. We highly recommend it. Plus, it was super easy to make and fairly quick as well.
In fact, we're going to try a different one for next week. I already purchased it today, and we have chicken waiting in our deep freeze for us to use.
Last night, Marc was at a "weather" meeting. So, I took Luke to a Parents as Teachers playgroup/activity evening.
Admittedly, since having Luke in Parents as Teachers, we've done a POOR job at getting to these events. And, I really have ZERO excuses as to why we haven't been to more of these events.
Nevertheless, I'm glad we went last night.
The theme was "animals." So, they had a little "pasture" set up, complete with tools. Luke discovered a rake. He had a hard time putting it down. He raked for awhile, and then, he went over to the "puzzle" table to work on puzzles. The rake went with him. When storytime came, the rake sat down with him to listen to the story.
When it was time to leave and he did have to put the rake down, he screamed and cried.
Perhaps we'll have to get him a cheap set.
Enjoy the overload of photos from one event :)
We MUST do better at getting to these events. Luke had a great time, and they do hand out a complimentary book to all of the kids. You can never have too many books, right?
Joyful and a little silly
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