Steven and I have a running joke that it doesn’t take much to amuse us. We don’t mind splurging on ourselves once in a while, but generally cheap and relaxing is what we look for in activities with the main ingredient just being each other’s company. I’ve been off the past two weeks – a gift of time when the Catholic University I work for is closed for Christmas/New Year’s and the addition of a few vacation days.
|It took me until I turned 50 to really enjoy sleeping in and taking naps!|
It’s been blessedly low-key. With Steve’s work schedule, we got a lovely mix of days and evenings together. We slept in and took naps (a past time I’ve only recently come to appreciate in the past year or so); worked on a couple house projects and watched a few movies and TED talks with the new Google Chromecast he got us for Christmas.
It was also a reminder of just how much I enjoy our time in the kitchen. I wouldn’t call us foodies, but we enjoy sharing our meals and have developed a smooth flow around the kitchen when we cook together. Steve’s often inspired to combine foods that I would never think to (with delicious results!) and I love to cook a wide range from simple to elaborate meals. We can easily entertain ourselves with a night of conversation over a good meal.
|Ours looked just like these from the website!|
Steve mentioned he’d like to make a bunch of crock pot freezer meals for when I go back to work and our schedules get tight. And in Team Morgan fashion, it became an adventure. Friday we looked at the website, Mommy’s Fabulous Finds, reviewed the recipes, shopping list and headed to the store. Yesterday afternoon we laid everything out on the counter, brought over Steve’s lap top and started the prep work. In just a few hours, we chopped peppers, onions, garlic and meats, assembled and labeled the ten meals and cleaned up. We had a ball and are already talking about ideas for the next batch of meals.
Like I said, it really doesn't take much to amuse us. Long live cheap and relaxing!