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

7 comments:

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