I do not understand how people who do not eat carbs make it through winter. Personally, I’m at the point in my winter journey where every time I see snow, I think piles of lively and descriptive words I do not want to write here, as Lucas sometimes reads this blog. (He and I have a strict rule about swearing, incidentally: No Swearing Before Eight in the Morning. This rule is null and void, of course, when we are reading Harry Potter because, after all, it is JO who is swearing, not US, and we respect Jo’s artistic vision. Speaking of which, I keep meaning to tell you all how Lucas spotted a grammatical error—a pronoun not agreeing with its referent—in HP#4. The only thing that could have made me prouder would have been if he’d used the word “referent” in describing the problem. Maybe that will come in sixth grade next year.) Today, for instance, the forecast was snow again, so I decided to retaliate by making soft pretzels from this recipe.
I enjoy reading “Cooking with Dexter,” but the recipes don’t normally tempt me, and I have never eaten a soft pretzel I’ve liked, so it’s hard to say what, aside from the weather, made me want to try this. The photo? In any case, the pretzels are amazing, especially with mustard, which I am not particularly fond of, either. There’s just something about soft pretzels, though, that makes the mustard absolutely necessary.
The other thing I did today was run to the store to get a few turnips and some nice Gruyère for a dish I intend to make tomorrow—potato, carrot, and turnip gratin. You could really rewrite that as, “carbs, carbs, carbs, and fat.” It is going to be awesome, completely the reason I’ll be getting out of bed. (Well, that and the fact that Lucas will be here at 6:30 am, and we have Harry Potter to read. Between the swearing and the occasional grammatical issues and the, you know, plot, it’s been quite exciting. Lucas has become increasingly aware of the differences between British and American English, too. Just today, he decreed that “vicar” is “a really weird word.” Someone please alert the UK.)
Obviously, I am also going to have to go to the gym.