I don't know why I seem unable to blog about the minutia in my life. I want to record it, considering minutia composes the majority of my waking hours, and maybe that should be reflected in my blog sometime. But emptying the dishwasher, making appointments, running errands, attending meetings, cleaning out closets, grocery shopping, and so on does not inspire me to write. Today I hover just above the minutia.
Jaclyn had a 9th grade potluck lunch at school today. 'Main course' was slow to fill up on the sign-up list, and Jaclyn seemed unsure of what exactly people were looking for in a 'main course' so I sent her to school yesterday with the instructions to ask the organizing teacher if I did a ham and mustard sauce if that would take care of it. I see now that it was a silly question. Of course the teacher said "Great!" So I baked a ham last night and sent it sliced in a crockpot today. Then instead of a hot breakfast for my kids I made mustard sauce this morning. This is a brilliant recipe from Ken's side of the family, and it got rave reviews from the teachers at the potluck:
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c butter
1/4 c dry mustard
1/2 c vinegar
Mix mustard & sugar, add slightly beaten eggs and vinegar. Cook on medium low heat, stirring constantly. When warm add:
1/4 c butter
Continue to stir over heat till thick.
(mine is never as thick as it should be, and I always have to strain it for cooked egg)
The mustard sauce may be served warm or cold, just like ham.
This afternoon I whipped up a skirt for Chloe. I hauled out my fabric and pattern stash and did some mixing and matching. I certainly didn't think kilt when I originally bought the fabric, but I like how it came together.