Me: "Who has the best seat in the house, me or daddy?"

Adam: "Well, Daddy's is nice, but yours is best. Your's is squishier."

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cooking up Father's Day

 We had kids on purpose.
Not one "whoops" in the bunch.  In fact, some of them were brought on the heels 
of tears, prayers, and even some magical pharmaceuticals.  
Which, on occasion, begs the question, 


We occasionally (albeit affectionately) refer to them as "Devil Spawn"  
(Guy says that makes one of us the devil.  I say it's him... redhead, you know).  
Especially today.
They have squabbled, fought, bickered, grumbled, whined, fussed and quarreled.

I suggested to my hubby that we sell the lot and start over.  We had to consider the prospect that we had used up all the cute DNA and might produce a gaggle of very sweet, but hideously ugly children, or that perchance all of the smart genes have been depleted and we might incubate a liter of cute little bumblebrains.

Oh, well.  I guess we will just try to work with what we have.  

As a consolation, I made Guy food.  
Food says "I love you and I am sorry that our sweet children 
that we struggled to bring to this world are total ingrates."

Breakfast Menu:
Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Green Onion
Homemade Yogurt sweetened with Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam
Nutmeg and Orange French Toast

Dinner Menu:
Gluten Free Lasagne
Garlic French Bread


Chocolate Cheesecake with Cherries

Crust: crumble 16 graham crackers, add 5 tsp sugar and 5 Tbsp melted butter.
Press into spring form pan and bake at 350 until just golden.

Boil 3/4 cup milk then pour over 2 cups chocolate chips in glass bowl.  
Allow to sit for 10 minutes, then wisk until smooth.  Set aside.

Filling:  Cream with mixer 3 pkgs cream cheese (room temp)
add 6 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 cup sugar and a pinch of salt.  Mix well.
Add chocolate mixture.
Mix until very smooth.
Pour into crust, and bake at 350 for about 50 minutes 
or until the top has a jello-like jiggle.

Chill and serve with Cherries (canned pie filling) or Orange glaze (1 can manderines, 3/4 c. sugar, 
thickened with 2 tsp cornstarch on stove).

Sorry, Honey.  I can make great food on my own,
 but I'm gonna need a lot of help to keep these rabble-rousers 
out of the state correctional system.

What happens when a 28 lb mouse finds the bread before dinner.

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