Chris, the custodian, popped into my room shortly after school ended, apologizing for bothering me and explaining he needed to clean the vents and he wanted to get a head start.
"No problem," I told him. "I'm going to go home early and make dinner for my husband. He won't know what's come over me."
"You know, that's the nicest thing you could do," he replied.
Hmmm... that made me feel a little guilty. Now that I'm teaching full time and going to school part-time, my husband has taken over many of the household duties. Luckily, it's just the two of us, so the messes are kept to a minimum. AND I do appreciate all he does.
So, I left school at 4:40 (pretty early for me), and headed home. The sunshine warmed me and lifted my spirits, even though the thermometer told me that it was only 37 degrees. Ahh...this was good. I walked in the door before 5:00.
Cook's Country magazine. By the way, I LOVE anything done by America's Test Kitchen. I made some rice and a vegetable to go with it and 30 minutes later, dinner was on the table. Yes, we even cleared the mail off the table and sat down together. (More guilt...when the kids were home, we sat at the table for dinner all the time).
Cooking and baking feed my soul. Mincing, dicing, and stirring are my therapy. I love being able to feed good food to those I love. (Heck, I just like to feed anyone good food). So, for tonight, I took Chris' advice and for tonight, I am content.
Need a quick, delicious dinner? Here's a link to the recipe from Cook's Country.
Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for hosting The Slice of Life Challenge.