I was part of a movement of "dinosaur moms" when I lived in Maryland (Astrodon Johnstoni is the Maryland state dinosaur.) Which is nothing more than this -- dinosaur moms delight in the half-feral nature of the beasties they parent, even as they whisper Shakespeare and Kierkegaard in their ears at night.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You should eat beans with every meal

In case you're wondering what we do for amusement when my husband is on travel. Tonight I got out a bag of lentils I had bought during an ambitious run of pot-lucks and went rifling through the cookbooks trying to find some use to which they could be put. The hippie recipe for which they had been intended turned out, upon second reading, to be way too weird. Plus, it involved dates and other exotica that we don't keep in the house. I turned to a classic and they had a lentil dish served with Italian sausage that was to die.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I do fondue

When Beloved is on travel, we often experiment. He and Jones are meat-and potatoes men, but Jones is out-voted when Dad is away.

Tonight, we had gorgonzola fondue, which I bought in bulk from the Harry & David's outlet on the way to pick up the kids from camp. Fondue seems not to have been a big seller for H & D, judging from the big tower of the stuff. More for me, then.