My day started off by finding out I had won a $50 gift certificate to CNS stores from Mari's recipe blog! WOOT!!! I immediately went to the CSN website to see how I could spend it...and then the power went off. I was so disappointed to be left hanging like that. The power was off a couple of hours, but that just gave me time to do some necessary cleaning and class preparation.
I'm having a bit of DMD (decision making disorder) with what to get from CSN but have narrowed it down to either a stainless steel skillet (which I've been wanting forever) and a nice set of steak knives. We have a friend coming next month who I hope will be able to bring whatever I decide to get. Pretty great timing, right? God is good!
Mid-afternoon we took a walk along the costanera. It was another beautiful NORMAL winter day with temperatures in the high 50s. I had to take my jacket off halfway during the walk, and later took my sweater off for a while too. There's one stretch where the wind is always stronger and we need our jackets, but most of the walk we don't.
Had a GREAT English class tonight. The kids were in fine form, and thoroughly enjoyed both learning how to make brownies and then eating them :) It took about an hour to mix and bake the brownies; less than 10 minutes to make them disappear. Hopefully their new cooking vocabulary won't disappear that quickly. Some of the other things they want to learn how to make include banana bread, apple torte, and granola bars. See a trend? Yep, these kids love their sweets. But they also want to learn how to make bread and soup which is on the schedule for next week. Along with vocabulary for soccer. Quite the combo!
*sigh* I have the same problem with pie dough.
Charlie, although only 14, is quite the cook. Probably because he loves to eat so much. Not sure how he stays so thin, considering how he puts it away. His prodigious appetite is legend and tonight when Ivan asked the English word for "comer" (to eat) several of the kids piped up and said, "Charlie!" lol
While Ivan took the kids home after class, I put together a quick chicken and vegetable soup which we ate with [store bought] bread and butter. YUM! I am a huge fan of soup and could eat it every day in the winter.
Yep, I had a GREAT day!