Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22

I’m still awake because of the baker’s version of a watched pot never boiling: a watched cake tester never comes out clean. I remembered in the middle of dinner that tomorrow is International Day at Abbott’s school, and I signed up to bring a snack reflecting my culture. So while Abbott was at hockey and after reading to Cal and putting him to bed, I put together my grandmother Louise’s apple cake, my favorite family recipe. Tonight isn’t going to help with my weeklong build-up of fatigue; yesterday afternoon I fell asleep on the couch. I will always remember how Abbott woke me, turned on the light as the autumn darkness fell against the windows, and asked, “Mom, can I bring you breakfast in bed tomorrow?”

(Another cake, another time pictured here. Too dark and too tired for taking any tonight...)

My new favorite one pot meal.

Call him a soggy chip.

Very sensible, Mark Bittman.

More soon. xo


Leon Wolf said...

Thanks for the link to the Bittman article, I'm struggling with this issue at home right now as you can imagine.

Isabelle Hulm said...

Yes, I totally agree with Bittman's point of view, it's exactly the way we deal with the kids & food issue around here (with really good results, thankfully).

Sorry to hear you're so tired. Hope you find the time to rest up xxx

Lecia Phinney said...

Leon: I hope it helps! xo

Isabelle: thank you, my dear.

Karen said...

Love the part about Abbott waking you so sweetly :-)

Lecia Phinney said...

Karen: This morning someone asked me if parenting an adolescent was difficult. I told him this story.

chai ling said...

always love coming in here and read what you share. i am a new parent to my little one (8 weeks old now). when i read about you reading to Cal, i imagine myself doing that soon too. thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! i particularly like your cake pictures.

Lecia Phinney said...

Chai Ling: Congratulations!! XO