Sunday, August 9, 2009

oh, what do you do....?

Today was the most miserable day thus far in 2009. Hot and humid as hell. I'm not swearing either. Hell is this hot and humid. The heat index was something like 105. Worse than a dishwasher.

So, what did we do? NOTHING- and it was really really nice. Church was nice and air conditioned- and just switched to nine AM. I LOVE nine o'clock church. I never understood it's amazingness until I became a mother of a toddler.

The kids went down for three hour naps at 12:30 and Kent and I enjoyed an afternoon of us. We talked. We made dinner. We read. We played games. We just relaxed.

For dinner we used this fabulous new product a friend recently introduced to me. Classico's pesto sauces. You can print off a coupon here. WOW. They are beyond divine. Tonight we used the sun dried tomato pesto. Just spread on chicken and bake. Also add to your favorite white or red sauce (we did a homemade flour/milk white sauce with canned tomatoes) and serve over multigrain pasta.

Really, I can't even begin to describe how tasty they are. I could eat it straight out of the jar. They are so full of flavor and so easy. None of this homemade pesto for me. I'll definitely be taking this to our "pasta" themed cooking group on Thursday.

After dinner I got to just sit and read- uninterrupted. This month's book club book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is an absolutely wonderful book. 4.5 stars. I LOVED it. If you haven't read it- request it now from your library. It's one of those books you just wish was true- and keep thinking that it is the entire time you are reading it.

And even though the day was so great because the rugrats were NOT present- here's the token kid pic. Ike has been SUPER constipated the past two days. He finally let it all out today- but the boy was trying so hard this morning that milk came out his nose. Poor kid. And completely aside from the pooing issue- Ike has been looking so much like Laney to me lately. I guess that means he's got me in him- although that I still don't see.


Michelle said...

Thanks for the great recommendations!

I'm glad you two were able to have at least a couple of hours of take it easy time ... not nearly enough!!

Laney said...

I am starving...the food looks delicious. And I don't like reading books that aren't true, and its because I hate wishing they were true.

Cynthia said...

You crack me up-- I love all your "hell" comments.
I am glad you are bring the pesto jar to cooking group. I really want to try it.

the Kprows! said...

I'm telling that you said hell! :) I think if I were living in what felt like dishwasher steam I'd be pretty certain I was in hell too. Even being 5 feet close to our dishwasher when it's going is too hot for me. I love those classico sauces as well! We make alfredo sauce once in a great while and that pesto sauce in it is super delish!!

Delaps said...

Glad to hear that your dinner turned out fantastic! The pesto one is one of our favorites. We will have to try the sundried tomatoe now. I just started the book tonight in the bath and an hour and a half later I had to drag myself out of the bathtub (after dropping the mormon times newspaper into the tub with me! I shouldn't read in the tub. Is this to much info for a blog. hmmm). It is such an enjoyable book.