so far today

24 Nov

i have:

-made and served banana bread french toast
-cleaned, dried, and put away all dishes from said breakfast
-wiped down the counters
-made coffee
-made lunches
-only sipped half a cup of coffee
-put away all laundry
-started a load of laundry
-cleaned up baby pee
-cleaned up baby poop
-showered with the baby who was playing with her poop
-diapered said baby
-made 4 beds (big ups to daddyjay for making ours)
-filled the butter bell (seriously folks. if you don’t have one, you NEED one.)

and i still have to:

-finish answering my questions for neil’s great big humongous gigantic interview experiment for -R-
-finalize questions to ask slouchy for the experiment
-pick up my in-laws from the airport
-sew the last 4 strips of sashing to the boy’s quilt
-clean the floors
-and all of this for dinner for 24 tonight (list from daddyjay)

9:00 – make shortbread. (oops! it’s 9:23 and i have no idea what shortbread i’m supposed to make.)
10:00 – take pork out of outside fridge
11:15 – start preheating oven, place pork in roasting pan, cover with layer of parchment and then seal pan with foil
11:45 – put pork in oven, set timer for 2.5 hours
12:00 – eat lunch
12:02 – make chocolate dulce de leche (thanks for all the time to eat, dude! what a taskmaster. he knows me so well. that’s about all the time it takes me to eat.)
2:00 – check beans. If not done, restart on low again. If done let the pot stay on warm. Most likely won’t be done.
2:15 – uncover pork add water (1/2 cup at a time) to prevent burning of drippings. Set timer for 30 minutes
2:45 – check water in bottom of pan. If low add another 1/2 cup. Set timer for 30 minutes.
3:15 – check water in bottom of pan. If low add another 1/2 cup. Set timer for 30 minutes.
3:45 – check water in bottom of pan. If low add another 1/2 cup. Set timer for 30 minutes.
4:15 – check water in bottom of pan. If low add another 1/2 cup. Check to see if pork is fork tender if yes remove from oven. Move pork to carving board located on top of cabinets with other broiler pan. if not, Set timer for 30 minutes. Repeat test at next interval.
4:30 – set up rice in cooker and get it going.
5:00 – chop and wash romaine lettuce in outside fridge. Wash radishes. Place sour cream in ramekins and set back in fridge. Slice limes into wedges. Chunk avocado.

i think i need to go take a nap first.

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4 Responses to “so far today”

  1. Harriet November 30, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Boy was dinner wonderful. My hat is off to you. All the dinners and visiting at your house was wonderful. Thanks too for the lemons and oranges and fun times together.

  2. tara November 28, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    You rock!!

  3. Neil November 24, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    What is a a butter bell?

  4. smallgrapes November 24, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    I love butter bells. I just need to remember to use ours.

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