It was a relatively hectic day for a "mostly free" day. Visions of lying about reading and writing soon dissolved into the reality of attacking Mt. Laundry, swapping Sluggie's stuff into Fishy's room and vice versa, and hitting both the grocery store and co-op. Oh, and making another batch of meringues. By then it was almost time for red belt classes. Maybe if I had gotten up before 10am. . .O_o
My dairy order was off rather significantly today. I had ordered a half pint of heavy whipping cream and what was actually delivered was a half gallon of the stuff. (for the 1/2 pint price - hallelujah, Jaffar!) OMG! Do you know how much a half gallon of whipping cream is? Holy mother of kitchen mercy, it's a lot. I am now formulating my battle plan. It goes something like this:
• Make butter with the kids in a mayo jar. (Or in a mayo jar with the kids. . .)
• Make O'Brien potatoes
• Make a batch of Snow Ghost Pudding (2nd recipe down) and do a bunch of whipped cream for topping.
•Make custard. Does custard take cream? I have 4 egg yolks leftover from meringues and this vague notion that I can use them in a custard. Obviously I haven't yet gone recipe-hunting. :-P
In addition to the 1/2 gallon of cream from today, I still have a couple of 1/2 pints from the last co-op run that are still good, so if you want to add to my battle plan, suggestions are more than welcome.
The kids got to do kendo with squishy swords in their red belt class tonight, and I got called up to ref a second ring. What a hoot. ^_^ Too bad the swords don't have built-in lightsaber sound effects. But it was happening in my head, trust me.