January 27: Flu, monsters, and hummus
January 28, 2013 § 2 Comments
J. was sick today and spent the day in bed. To prevent him from playing Angry Birds the entire time, I convinced him we should make a few paper monsters. As these monsters are proliferating around the house,
I also decided that I have been eating too many processed foods lately. I notice this as O. is eating solid food now, and is especially interested in eating what I am eating, which makes me more aware of choices which are not appropriate for her. So this morning, not realizing that J. was going to be sick all day, I embarked on making cottage cheese and hummus. Cheese I have written about before here, but the hummus turned out much better than usual.
(note that I have already been dipping into it — with falafels, no less)
I believe the secret of my hummus success is that I cooked the chickpeas yesterday and put them in the fridge overnight. I used the water the chickpeas cooked in, which was also cold and viscous. This made the hummus smooth and yummy!
I have also been playing with some poetry. Of course I would get my creative juices flowing ten days before returning to work.
(Tom Waits is still keeping me company as the kids are finally asleep and D. away. What an exhausting day!)