Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lets try this again

 Well, I just read Karen's post from Monday of this week...I have been very remiss in my blogging duties and I promise to get back to it. As Karen adjusts to the first year of high school, I am preparing to send my oldest to college next year...As I reflect on this I am amazed how we  are prepared over time for these transitions. The last 12 months have been filled with better decision making but also a distancing.  I know little of what is happening at school, he keeps his work schedule and we no longer have to remind him of outside commitments.  My daughter will be driving in about a month, so my life is definitely changing during these high school years.

The last 6-8 months have been challenging for me, and have contributed to my lack of blogging. In a nutshell, I have been struggling with a chronic health issue. The result has been quite a bit of exhaustion and thus, no real motivation to get creative in the kitchen! While the challenges continue, now that the kids are back at school I will hopefully have a bit more time and motivation.

Fall was in the air yesterday and I made my first soup of the season...I will create an actual blog post about this particular recipe, but more importantly I made my first bread batch in about 6 months! My kids went nuts! I made the Rosemary Flax Baguette recipe from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day, which turned out great.  The kids asked why it had been so long since I had made bread. I told them that I was waiting to see how long it would take before they asked me to make it.  Jack's response is classic.  He told me he didn't ask because he was afraid I would tell him to make it himself.  For a kid who loves to experiment in the kitchen and cook, it is amazing how much he detests mixing a batch of bread dough and don't even get me started about his klutziness when making the loaves! Anyway, it was great to have the simple meal of soup and bread...while I am sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to some winter cooking.

Hopefully this post is the beginning of a long blogging stretch...

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