spiders and eats

We read Charlotte's Web to Phillip a couple of times over the past few weeks. I know I mentioned in an earlier post that he's a pretty clever kid - he's only three, and he will listen to us read books like that for a long, long, time. It makes me proud. (Side note: every time that mention is made of Wilbur being killed, we swapped it out for 'eaten'. Phillip knows that we eat animals. I don't really know how much he 'gets', but we leave it at that.) We're reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, too.
Adam (my amazingly talented and fantastically domestic husband) made these baked eggs in tomatoes from the current Everyday Food magazine the other night for supper. They're pretty good, but there are a few changes I'll make if I ever make them again. Some hot sauce and a bit more saltiness (maybe feta?) would be perfect. Aren't they cute, though?
I made the Joy of Cooking's waffles this morning. (If you don't have the book, it's definitely worth buying. I use it all of the time.) Waffles are a pretty common 'special breakfast' treat around here. I scored our waffle iron on Freecycle, over which I am tickled pink every time I use it. Today I discovered that a sprinkling of demerara sugar on the batter before cooking gives waffles an extra little crunch. Which I enjoy very much. Extra waffles can easily be frozen between layers of waxed paper and popped in the toaster to be reheated. Yum!

I think I like posting about food, because that's something that happens every single day. At least three times. We had some lovely company over yesterday, who graciously gave is a few hours' notice, so I whipped up this go-to cake. A hit, as usual. Even though we didn't have any whipped cream. And a giant thank you to Alli & D who came and stayed with us a couple weeks ago and made us an amazing Mexican breakfast of huevos rancheros! Amazing. They also brought us blueberries and peach wine, good company and taught us to play Settlers of Catan, a game I bought for Adam for Christmas and we hadn't played because we didn't know how. It's fantastic! One of my favourite things about summer is getting to visit with people. Especially when they come to us!

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. Anonymous8/18/2010

    I'm going to make waffles this week now. YUMM.

    And settlers of catan. I love that game. Will you be playing it again?

    When I moved from California to Wisconsin, I took a long-route road trip and stayed with friends along the way. I taught them the game and they're all addicted to it now. Yes, I like the game, and yes, I'll stop rambling on about it now. :)

    Must try that go-to cake!!

  2. Beautiful pictures Sherrie. I love waffles. I am presently awaiting my next product to be reviewed and this time I chose a belgium rotating waffle iron; can't wait to try it out.

    I soooooooo would have loved to meet Alli in person when they were down a few weeks ago. And I tried to find time (I really did) but that weekend was just crazy busy with my friend's 50th b-day party we had going on and my getting ready for the yoga retreat. I hope I get another chance with her.... sooner than later.


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