Marathon Girl had a little incident with the immersion blender last night, so I just finished up the baking projects she was in the middle of at the time – Pioneer Woman’s raspberry cobbler and strawberry shortcake. The cake looks great (on my new cake plate! Thanks, Mom!), and I will take a picture in daylight to post later on. Anyway, kids, let’s remember a few kitchen safety tips:
1) Before sticking your fingers/hand in anything that plugs in, UNPLUG IT.
2) Use oven mitts to reach into the oven.
3) Make sure glass objects (bowls, plates, glasses) and sharp objects (knives) are away from the edges of counters, tables, etc.
Those are the three that jump to mind. Oh yeah, and beware the evil cheese grater!
Here’s a nice safe food to make, especially if you are feeling a little under the weather:
Oatmeal! Yum. I like to use whole oats, but we only had quick oatmeal in the house.
Ingredients (for one serving):
1 cup water
1/2 cup oats
pinch of salt
dash of vanilla
pat of butter
cinnamon, to taste
berries (fresh, frozen, or dried)
Bring the water and salt to a boil. Add oats; stir. If you’re using frozen berries, heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. Put a pat of butter in the bottom of a bowl. When oatmeal is ready, turn off heat, add vanilla, stir. Pour oatmeal into bowl on top of butter, sprinkle cinnamon over the top, stir. Slice in banana and add berries. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!
What I’m reading: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession, by Allison Hoover Bartlett
What I’m listening to: The Ataris, Anywhere But Here; Loreena McKennitt, Live in Paris and Toronto; the High Fidelity soundtrack; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (audiobook)