We got a flat tire and I went to the tire store to get it fixed. They said it needed to get replaced but that the tire wasn’t available in that store and they would have to drive to/from another store to get it. I complained about the wait and the fact that I had already driven to that other store as their website had said the other store was open on Sundays, but it apparently wasn’t. They rustled up a discount for me.
We’ve been trying to bake more with the toddlers as it is good practice for them in measuring and mixing and good practice for us in having patience! We start every time by looking in the pantry to see what needs to be used up. We used almond paste to make chocolate almond macaroons. They were good but not chocolaty enough. We made a note to either add chocolate chips next time or try another recipe.
We made a batch of fried up veggies and veggie meat which we added to a tomato sauce we made a few weeks ago and served over pasta. There was leftover sauce that night, so I froze it. We pulled the sauce out this weekend and stretched it to serve a friend who was over for dinner by emptying the fridge into it — the caramelized onions, pesto, and roasted tomatoes rounded out the sauce. But there was leftover sauce again without any leftover pasta. I gave up and made English muffin pizzas which we hadn’t done in forever. They were an unexpected hit even though the English muffins had been in the freezer for…ummm…ever.
We covered the strawberries with bird netting as someone was eating the ripe strawberries before we could get to them. Not sure if it was a fuzzy animal or a winged bird but either way, stay out!
Took the toddlers to the farm store this weekend to see the baby chicks and the cats waiting for adoption. Then they chased each other around the store for an hour. We left with two tired kids, no more chicks, and no cats so I’d call it a success.