To say yesterday was rough would be a mild understatement. A few minutes after posting, I slipped and fell down my stairs. Thankfully I didn’t break anything, but I still feel like I went a round or two with Tyson. My doc said it’ll be a week or two before I’m back up to full speed. If I’m a little slower to answer email or if there are some bizarre typos, please cut me a little slack.
I do want to thank @mydwynter and my mom for all of their help yesterday. My mom dropped what she was doing to watch the kids and @mydwynter was a great friend, playing chauffeur to the doctor and pharmacy and making sure my minions and I had dinner and anything else we would need until Tim could come home. (He has one of those jobs where he just can’t leave.)
In other news, I’m still waiting on the shirts to open up the Home Ec 101 Shop. It’s a weird limbo state, bear with me. Hurry, hurry, wait is my least favorite way to do things.
Last on the administration side of things, I will be launching the first episode of the Home Ec 101 Podcast on Friday. My goal is to have 5 – 10 minute episodes with occasional interviews, and of course reader / audience questions.
If you would like to have your question considered for the podcast please call 843-608-9708 and leave a message. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually ring my phone. If you get flustered or stumble over your words, you can always give yourself a do-over. I’m not out to embarrass anyone and no, you don’t have to give your name, unless you want to.
Let’s dive into Retro Saturday and see what happened in years past, this first week of October:
Last year I shared a recipe for lentil pilaf. If you’re trying to avoid simple carbohydrates this is a great, filling side dish.
The year before, I shared a tutorial on how to make cheese sauce with cheddar cheese. Just melting cheddar makes a gooey, oily, clumpy mess. This tutorial shows how to make a quick roux that gives a smooth, creamy cheesy sauce perfect for topping vegetables or as a substitute ingredient in recipes calling for melted processed cheese food.
And all the way back in 2007, I suggested it was time to take a good look at your entryway. In all honesty this is some advice I should be taking today, but it’s going to have to wait a few days. Once your entryway isn’t scaring off the neighbors, you can invite them in for some coffee punch. I haven’t had this since I posted the recipe and I need to fix that, pronto.
How was your week?