For Today, September 5, 2013...
I am seeing...clouds, with some blue sky trying to peek through. We've had thunderstorms everyday this week. Today has been the first dry day in a while.
I am feeling...thankful that my kids appear to have beaten the stomach bug. They're both feeling much better.
I am hearing...my youngest son make funny jokes while he does his homework. I know he easily gets distracted; by the same token, he's a funny kid.
I am tasting...the red velvet cupcake I had for dessert today. Actually, it was only a quarter of a cupcake. These oversized cupcakes I got at Costco have over 700 calories each. Even a quarter of one has 190 calories. They are absolutely delicious, absolutely decadent, the best way to end a meal.
I am smelling...the aroma of ham that still lingers after our meal. I made a couple of ham steaks in the oven. I like Smithfield ham slices, bone-in, reduced sodium whenever I find it. I season the steaks with no salt seasoning, then pour a mixture of 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard over the them. I place them in a 13x9x2 casserole dish, cover them with pineapple slices, then bake in a 425 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Super simple, and super delicious!
It just takes a moment to observe your surroundings. Won't you join me?