I'm not sleeping well. I have a lot on my mind. And I've been drinking iced coffee too late in the day, in the hopes that it will keep me motivated to stay up late and Accomplish Things. And it doesn't. Or hasn't. It gets to be around ten and my eyes are just tired. I long to shut my brain off and go horizontal for a while. And so I go up to bed, and maybe read a bit, and say goodnight, and shut off the light...and the stuff in my brain just keeps churning.
Not rice noodles.
Here's how it came about.
We've been making batches of Red Thai Curry Paste for years now - we freeze it in ice cube trays and use it whenever we've got a craving for complex flavor coupled with scorching heat.
I wrote about this, my favorite "color" of the various Thai curries, nearly two years ago. In that post, we'd made a batch and used some of it to make fish tacos. I only posted the curry paste recipe, not one for fish tacos per se. But you can wing that yourself, I bet.
Anyway, we've made plenty more red curry paste since that last post, and we've kind of tweaked it a bit (and continue to do so each time we make it), and so I thought I'd write about it again, and this time, I've got pictures. Lots of them.
This morning. Julia has finished her two fried eggs and a slice of toast and has asked for another piece of toast. I look at her plate. There is a lot of gorgeous nearly orange yolk left, and the crusts from her first slice of toast rest on the edge of the plate. "Why don't… Continue reading The Julia Way
I got this shot when he was still - a dragonfly on a lilypad - for a moment.
Very proud of the boy yesterday. Well, pretty much always, but especially yesterday.
I was sitting with Julia last night. The kids were watching something on Nickelodeon.
A commercial came on.
I think it was an ad for a CD featuring popular young (tween/early teen) singers, most of whom I'd never heard of.
I saw these in our yard this afternoon. Bill said he'd seen them yesterday but forgot to tell me. Our first flowers of the season. We've got tulips and daffodils coming up, too. And we've been making progress with the new vegetable gardens, too.
Last night was the Pasta dinner fundraiser for my husband's students. You know, the one I baked some cookies for. According to all reports, the whole night was a huge success; lots of tickets sold, lots of raffle tickets sold, lots of pasta consumed, etc. The kids and I arrived a bit early, intending to help set up if needed, but all the parent volunteers had already taken care of that, so we just hung out...looked at the stuff on the raffle table...the kids played tag with one of my husband's students.
Amazing as it may seem, my weekend did not consist solely of cookie-baking-related activities.
On Saturday, in fact, I didn't do any baking at all. We had an appointment with our accountant to have our taxes done, and before that, we stopped at Em's house to drop off the kids, return some of Joe's tools (which Bill had been using during the whole bedroom extravaganza over the summer), and, best of all, to see the babies.