favorite thing... maybe EVER, in my shop.
Speaking of awesome. I got this clock several years ago for our old home school room. Where you now see gray, it was previously red. (I once loved all things red... but I kind of overdid "red" many years ago, and now, it's not my favorite.) I was on a redecorranging kick and decided this baby needed a new color, so Joe (formerly known as JJ) took the entire thing apart with gusto, let me spray paint it all up, and then put it back together for me again. Love that kid.
Anyhow. I wanted to get a nice photo of it for you... but this is the best amount of focus I can get with my broken little baby (aka my camera) today. You guys were so sweet commenting about that the other day. I mean, I do realize it's only a camera. Not a person. But sadly it's nearly dead. I took it in and the electrical system is shot with a hefty repair price tag that didn't make it worth it, and the shutter isn't far behind apparently, so we are researching our replacement camera options. Bah! So for now, shooting with my current broken camera is a lot like walking with a limp. You can get where you need to go, but it's a slow and painful process, with limited progress. Poor thing. I feel like it's going to need a proper burial when it finally dies. It's become a dear friend.
One side of my brain is telling me that I've wasted entirely too much blog space on a camera.
The other side wants to cry. Go figure.
The photo you see above won my husband's heart. He adores Indian food. As part of our meatless endeavor, I used a recipe from the Daniel Fast Cookbook. As Adrain sopped up his dinner using naan, (Indian flat bread) he actually said, "Babe, I don't think an Indian restaurant could have done it better." High praise indeed. Especially coming from someone who has actually eaten this very food in India. You can find the recipe here.
I've been holding fast to our Operation slash the food budget and it's been good. Challenging but good! I think it's going to work fantastically in the long run. I have learned a few things so far.
Don't make an untried Greek soup recipe, thinking that leftovers will feed your family for three nights.
Especially when they don't like Greek food. (They are nuts.)
And especially when you spent a wad on fresh produce.
Don't trust a soup that cooks zucchini. Soggy zucchini = children who won't eat dinner.
Just saying. In case you were thinking of doing that.