Wonderful, wonderful Saturday

January 15, 2011

Cooking, Journal

I am a big believer that whenever the opportunity to stay in pajamas all day presents itself – take it. It’s like pretending that you’re sick and “resting” all day. Lloyd and I did that today, and it was wonderful. Jammies, computer games, movies and napping. Ahhhhh.

I did manage to do one thing, though – my mom’s new year’s resolution: throw out old spices. So, you can cross that one off, Mom.

I have a divider thing in a drawer and then half of one cupboard shelf filled with spices, which is very funny since I know zip about spices. (Except that I don’t like tarragon and Lloyd doesn’t like rosemary.) When I cook I just shake Simon and Garfunkel titles into the food and hope for the best.

Good grief.  That's a lot of dusty flavor.

I sorted them out, tossed the empties and ‘clumped-into-a-spicy-brick’ ones, cleaned the spilled spices and seeds out of the divider, then put it all back.

Trust me, it was pretty gross before.

Lloyd did a little work, too. He swept and mopped the floor while singing a song about “I’m-a sweeping the flo-or…” to the tune of La Bamba, but he has threatened to sue me if I show you the video recording.

Don't go singing my so-ong, without my permission or you'll have to pay me...

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Wonderful, wonderful Saturday”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Old spice. Ha!

    I should probably do that, too. I get specific spices for single recipes, then never use them again.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I listened to Simon and Garfunkel while cleaning yesterday.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Congrats on the accomplishments! What did you use ground marjoram(?) for?

    I’m envying your drawer dividers. What’s the white, wavy thing in the top right section? It’s next to the meat thermometer.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      In that particular drawer, if you’re ever in doubt about a utensil, it’s probably a pizza cutter.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yes, it’s a pizza cutter. I can’t believe that hasn’t been a post yet -- I’ll do that for tomorrow.

      As for what I use the marjoram for, I have no idea. Spices evade me. I actually have no idea what thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary or ‘poultry seasoning’ taste like. I just shake.


      • Beth Said on:

        But I want your next post to be about your camera and what kind it is and all it’s cool features and why you chose it in the first place!!

        So will that be your next post after the pizza cutter? Please? 🙂


  4. Peggy Said on:

    An excellent Saturday indeed!!

    And I too am envious of that spice holder thingy. I’ve never seen one like that. I need to clean out all my cabinets. I’ll get to it…I’ll get to it.


  5. Beth Said on:

    It’s a good thing you got a fancy new camera that could take a picture of all those spilled mustard seeds so clearly…


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