Thursday, July 14, 2011

Family Day

I gotta admit, I love having my parents all to myself.  Suck it, other 5 kids.  You may have your "job" and your "family", but you don't have a free loft bedroom in mom and dad's 900 square foot cabin, now do ya?

Today, we had a Family Day.  The goal is to have Family Day every Wednesday, but I'm not stupid.  I know this is probably the first and last time.  So I soaked it all up, every minute.  One thing we committed to, as part of Family Day, is that we would make something really yummy for dinner together.  (My mom makes something yummy every night, so it's 'no bigs', but this is where I can get involved.)  Did I mention my mom makes me three squares?  She does.  Another thing she does is my laundry.  But I digress.

So.  The Hexums made curry!  This is a first for me, and I'm sure for ol' Hal and Dianne.  And we cheated.  We used Trader Joe's Thai Green Curry Simmer Sauce.  It's so easy.  We just sauteed some beef, and added the simmer sauce and some veggies, and served over rice.

Veggies usually equal carrots and cauliflower here...but we also added edimame, onion and carlic.

Here's the beef!  With the onion and simmer sauce.

Totally fantastic.  A definite Recommend.

My mom just bought this "Rachael Ray garbage bowl" today and we love it!   I have taken to throwing any compostibles in the woods.  Next week, when we get our CHICKENS, I'll give it to them instead.

Another thing we did on Family Day was take a walk and we picked these wildflowers for the deck.


We also scheduled a NAP for Family Day.  Which shows how old we are.  We napped today.  At least my dad and I did. (Separately, of course.)  My mom caught up on her Bachelorette episodes while we slept.  We did not go fishing, as planned...but did watch the scheduled movie.  "Get Low" with Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray and that kid from Sling Blade.  VERY GOOD movie about a guy who plans his own "Live Funeral" where he can be present.  I always imagined I would do the same.

I hate missing a party.


pickles said...

Is there a Trader Joes up north?

A Lady Reveals Nothing said...

No, unfortunately...I have to stock up when I'm in Minneapolis.

Jacqui said...

I can't wait to visit!

Kady said...

Get here fast Jacqui!! My dad is gone for the week and we are totally revamping the house in terms of design. With Designstar and HGTV as our guide of course.

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