This was a CRAZY week. I still managed to find a few good things in all the chaos:
- Vampire Weekend. Not sure why it took me so long to discover this awesome music! Read an article in Rolling Stone magazine while waiting at the dentist.
- The Buddha Lounge Ensemble's Sleeping Buddha music. This soundtrack has helped me fall asleep this week. Great to read while listening, but I definitely couldn't drive with it on in the background--it zonks me out too easily.
- Nursery school. We visited a nursery school this week. It had been a bad night prior to our visit, as Andrew had an hour long night terror, but we went anyway. He had a great time playing and the teachers were really nice. He refused to leave. Really refused and threw a HUGE tantrum. Despite that, I think it might be a good fit for him as a intro to school. Hopefully he'll be allowed back!!
- Sweet potato fries, homemade. I fell in love with sweet potato fries I had when we were at the beach this past summer. I haven't found a match in the stores to the quality of the ones I had, so I found a recipe online and mutated it to meet my needs. Using two medium to large sweet potatoes, pare the skin and cut each potato into fries that are similar in size. (Learned the hard way that different sized pieces cook too unevenly/burn.) Toss fries with two to three tablespoons of olive oil. Spread out onto a cookie sheet covered in foil and sprayed with non-stick spray. Cook in a 450 degree F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, turning every ten minutes, until the fries are crisp to your liking. They start out soggy, but do crisp up after 25 minutes or so. They do burn, so you need to watch them. Sprinkle with sea salt. Even the toddler loves them! I don't have a photo of the finished product because we ate them too fast!
- The Star-ghan. I am crocheting this star afghan and really having fun with it. It took me about seven starts to get the look I liked and now it is really whipping along. While the toddler watched TV while recuperating, I was able to sit next to him crocheting, because it is such an easy pattern. I even gave him a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and he tried to do it too.
Andrew has just about completely recovered from his bug. He started eating full meals yesterday, a first in days. He even decided to skip his nap today, he felt that good. (grrrr.) He insisted we go to Target today to buy his cousin a birthday present. He even dreamed about it last night, as he kept talking about it in his sleep. He is definitely looking forward to playing with his cousins and eating birthday cake on Sunday!