Corny Kind of Day

It’s a cold, wet day in North Carolina and while I had no intention of making Corned Beef and Cabbage today, the weather seemed to demand it and it was on sale at the store.  I will share the recipe shortly.  I stuck it all in the crockpot so that it will be ready when my husband gets home from work and I can help the kids with homework instead of being in the kitchen making dinner.

The boys finished up my homemade granola yesterday morning so I made some more (it helps warm up the apartment) and then kept the oven on while the bread machine did the hard part of prepping the bread I’m making to use for sandwiches.

Oh, and this last week everyone contributed quite a bit to the dirty laundry bin so that has to be done (I use those dryer balls and not any of the scented dryer sheets due to skin and respiratory sensitivities in the family).  And it wouldn’t be complete without finding some loose loom bands in the lint catcher that someone had left in their pockets!

This morning my husband and I had our usual breakfast, the Spinach and Strawberry smoothie.  Yes, we have it every morning and don’t feel complete without it.  Even if you think you don’t like spinach you should try it!   I will also be providing the recipe for this.

When my boys got home from school the oldest (9) wanted to help with folding laundry (although he admittedly doesn’t like folding and putting away his clothes in his room after taking them off!) so I let him doe the socks.  After dinner it was time for showers and then reading before bed.  My 6 year old has been coughing fiercely this last week due to allergies (better today because the rain is keeping the tree pollen lower) but night time has been tough so we do the ritual of cough medicine and rubbing ointment on his chest and back.  Hoping for a cough free night.