Last night we hosted an Alice-in-Wonderland extravaganza in honor of Colin's birthday. There were well-planned costumes, croquet, and foods that were very small.
There was also an impromptu dance party and staying up too late which meant that I was very very tired today when I had to get up to go to work.
I'm usually up by 6:30 or 7 at the latest, and out and about by 8; but today, it was a struggle to crawl down the stairs of the watertower at 8:15. I grabbed some rye toast, rubbed my eyes, and trudged out to water the sheep.
It was a hot day and I was tired. In the morning, I shoveled, carted and spread a little over 2 tons of compost to mulch 4 beds, then cleaned and stored drip irrigation from 4 overgrown greenhouses. So I don't feel too guilty about sighing when I saw the pot of leftover spinach soup in my refrigerator at lunchtime. "I don't want to waste, but I don't really want to eat that either."
So instead, I strained the soupy party out, kept the potatoes, and fried them up (no oil added, just some cumin & curry powder), and fried up two eggs over-easy to lay over the top.
I love how you can so quickly change the texture of a food and add a little spice, and make it into a different experience.
That, plus milk tea and couple cookies from our baking extravaganza last night, and I was ready to face the afternoon.