This picture can pretty much summarize my day.
It feels like I spend most of the day in the kitchen, by the stove, prepping things or cleaning things up. Today, I got to add potty training #3 to the mix.
The bag of vegetable scraps: We are going to our friends house for dinner tomorrow night and are bringing veggies and hummus. I saved the celery and carrot scraps and threw them into a freezer ziplock. They could have gone to the chickens, but I am saving it for fall/winter chicken soup. We will be having a lot of it starting in September. Buying meat in bulk is pretty popular where we are, and our next purchase is going to be 12 whole chickens.
The knife: My most used tool in the kitchen! It is used and washed at least 8 times a day. I used it a lot on carrots today. It is our go-to snack served with hummus.
The carrots: These two are going to be used for muffins tomorrow morning. I am planning on filling the house with the wonderful aroma of spiced carrot muffins. Yankee Candle can't top the real thing!! They sound amazing, and while I can't have them (Paleo... grrrr), the kids will devour a dozen in no time. That's where the grater comes in. The recipe calls for 2 shredded carrots. I did that tonight, put them in a glass pyrex with a lid and shoved them in the fridge. The recipe is propped up and ready for me to start.
The jar of M&M's? Well, that's the potty training incentive! #3 gets one every time he goes. 1 for pee and 2 for poop. He's such a smarty pants and has figured out a way to manipulate the system. He sits on the potty, does the tiniest bit of pee, gets up and gets his M&M. After I give it to him, he goes right back to his potty and does it again. He gets another M&M. It took me a bit to figure out he what he was doing... the other two were fighting ALL DAY (they don't stop... I am SO ready for school to start), but I'm on to him now. Game on little buddy!
So, cooking, cleaning up, prepping for tomorrow and potty training. My life in a nutshell. Someday I will be more than just a personal assistant to 3 little people. Someday!!!