The challenge: cocoa and squash. I had dreams of something fantastically innovative, like Mexican Red Mole served over butternut squash--yum!
Instead, life happened. Here's a quick run-through of the day.
8:40 am - Drop big girls off at school.
9:00 am - Squeeze in a quick bike ride at the YMCA.
10:00 am - Show up for Music Makers playgroup all hot and sweaty, despite the fact that it is blizzarding outside.
11:30 am - Come home for lunch, naps, and chores. Shovel the driveway.
1:00 pm - Authorize the realtor to verify the new house is empty instead of doing it myself since driving conditions are poor.
2:00 pm - Close on the new house.
3:00 pm - Take Jason to the optometrist.
3:30 pm - Pick up my newly repaired wedding ring.
4:00 pm - Pick up the big girls from school and drive them to their new home.
4:30 pm - Shovel the new driveway and start cleaning the rather disgusting kitchen.
6:00 pm - Bring a dessert to the International Dinner at Crestridge Elementary
7:30 pm - Come home, nurse the baby, and kiss the rest of the munchkins good night.
8:30 pm - Choir Practice for the Heartland Women's Chamber Chorus. Lots of Moms with young kids in the group, so late evenings is the only rehearsal time that works.
Whew! With this schedule in mind, I swapped fancy for effective when it came to culinary choices. Two forgotten zucchini in the back of the fridge were transformed into Zucchini Brownies for the international dinner, thanks to a little help from allrecipes.com.
Judging by the impressive rate at which these little gems disappeared, I'm guessing they were rather tasty. I might have to make some more: they seem the perfect house warming gift. :)
Biking: 84 miles
Running: 19 miles
Swimming: 1.9 miles