Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Snowdays, Shrimp and Spaghetti Soup

The girls had 2 snowdays this week and Friday was a PD day....so they have been at home the last 5 days!

It reminds me of my homeschooling days with the older kids...only there isn't any schoolwork being done! 

Snowdays should be called 'eat all the food in the house days'.

It hasn't been snowing...it's been freezing rain.  Our yard and the road are 'just like a bottle'.

Also the high school kids should have finished exams last week and started the new semester this week but they are writing their last exam tomorrow and the new semester will start on Thursday.

What a mix up.

Sophie had an eye appointment on Friday.  Lydia didn't want to come into town....she wanted to hang out with her big sister who had just come home for the weekend.  But she needed some treats from town.  So she made me a list and gave me some cash.

1.  Gum.

2.  Pringles chips.  Salt + Vinegar.

3.  A shrimp ring.

Really?  A shrimp ring?  Did you know that you can get a mini shrimp ring at Walmart for $5?

I got it for her...as it was on the list!

Then on Monday snowday her and Sophie cleaned out the horse stable....

and when they came in Lydia decided to eat her shrimp ring.  She didn't want to share it....but she did give a piece each to Jack and Sophie.....as she had bought it with her own money.  A shrimp ring all to herself....she was quite pleased.

The girls are in a cooking 4-H club and they had their first meeting last week.  They made spaghetti and garlic bread and fruit salad.  They are suppose to make this supper for their family before the next meeting.

Lydia was anxious to get it done so she cooked for us last Thursday night.  She chopped up all the vegetables for the spaghetti sauce and sauteed them and then she was adding the jars of sauce.  I told her that a little trick is to put some water in the jar and swirl it around and it will clean out the jar...and then just dump it into the sauce.

I was thinking about 2 tablespoons of water.

I wasn't watching her.....I was washing lettuce for a salad.

She filled the jar full of water and dumped it into the sauce pot.

Oh man.  It was just like soup.

She had supper ready at 5pm sharp.  Grady wasn't home yet but she said that we had to eat as it was getting cold.

She served us our plates and we went ahead and started eating.  We told her it was delicious....and it was...but it was a little runny.  Sophie mentioned how the runnyness was getting into her salad.....but it was still delicious.

Then Grady arrived home....went to the stove and Lydia was telling him that she made all the supper tonight.  He said....what did you make?...Soup and spaghetti?

We all had a good laugh.  Lydia can't wait to make it for us again....without all the water!



  1. Mini Shrimp ring for only $5? I thought it would at least be between $25-$35. Wow, thanks for the update though!

    1. I was surprised to find the $5 ring....perfect size for her!


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