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Thursday, October 8, 2009

you know how people have these little habits that get you down?

I was going to use this time to discuss the mystery novel I just read and the points it raises about Mormons and our tendency to set ourselves apart more by what we don't do (smoke, drink, have extramarital sex) than what we do (comfort, serve), and turn it into one big self-defining characteristic (be self-righteous), but that was a downer and discussing my religion in such a public space makes me feel like I'm watching someone make out in the checkout line.

So instead I'll show you the lamp I finished for Pinga's room. Here's the before:
And here's the after:
I have black and white ticking-stripe curtains on the windows, nothing on the walls, and now there is a huge white wardrobe we found in the classifieds. It's pretty bare, and it needed a few flowers to make it look less like an orphanage dormitory. Not that orphans don't like flowers! I'm sure they enjoy looking at flowers very much when they get time out from reciting catechism and scrubbing stone floors on their hands and knees.

And here is Captain America helping me make French toast from two loaves of challah the other night. Captain America wants to be a chef when he grows up. Fool! He should already be competing regionally by now if he wanted to realize that dream.
Here's the finished stack. We finally ate the last of it this morning.
I'm telling you, it's worth the effort. It's like eating custard in bread form.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh my word, that is a big ol' stack of french toast. Yummmmmmmm....

tipsybaker said...

What was that mystery novel?

Layne said...

It's called Brigham's Bees, about a lost treasure of gold coins. It's about on the level of a Tony Hillerman--not high literature, but a fun, quick read.

All8 said...

Love French toast out this way. I like to eat mine with ketchup. No cinnamon, no syrup, just tangy, bite cha' back, ketchup.

Good job on getting your kid to like cooking and whatnot. Hope that he realizes that dream, if for nothing else to save you from institutional foods in your twilight years. ;)

Layne said...

Please tell me you're lying about the ketchup.

Annette said...

Layne, this is Annette Christensen. Did you make the challah bread yourself? I'm sure you have already posted the recipe, but frankly, I don't want to sift through your posts to find it. Where might I get such delicious looking bread?

Layne said...

I use the Joy of Cooking recipe, and it's very easy. I'll email it to you.

Feral Female said...

Oh the lamp looks wonderful!