Ok so sometimes I must admit I’m not superwoman and sometimes I need a nap. The babies are in a growth spurt and have each been getting up two or three times per night (making six middle-of-the-night feedings). I enjoyed lunch with the older kids and then rocked the babies to sleep for their afternoon rest. My already foggy brain was in semi-sleep mode when the 6-year-old asked if she could make a recipe in the kitchen. Apparently I thought this was a good idea and said, “Sure.”
You always hope that you are being a good example when you’re kids are watching. I’m sure there is some catchy saying that clearly states this sentiment. The past few months I’ve been whipping up altered recipes or new ideas for the family to try. Segen absorbs everything. She has a keen sense of memory and lots of creativity.
My quick nap ended with a rather strange concoction being shoved in my face. “Eat it mom, try it,” she says enthusiastically. The smell was a bit overwhelming. Much like having smelling salts put under your nose after you’ve passed out.
Upon inspection, I find that the recipe consists of: two raw eggs, half my expensive bottle of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, powdered sugar (sifted first, of course), sprinkles and a dash of water. This is the coating for the cheddar cheese squares and beef summer sausage slices. She just needed help frying them.
Cost of the nap is roughly $16 worth of ingredients. Well worth the price I’d say for 45 minutes of blissful slumber.