What is a commonplace book? For me, this is a space where I post interesting links, reflections on what I’m reading, and the newest recipes I’ve been trying out — a collection of miscellaneous micro-posts.
What I’m fixing:
- Daddy brownies. I said I’d post it, so here goes:
First, this is one where it helps to use a metal pan or even aluminum, and to make the brownies a day before. It’s hard to get them to set well enough to cut cleanly and these precautions help. Or else embrace gooey falling apart brownies and serve them with ice cream. Who am I to judge?
- Freezer-Friendly Frittata Sandwiches: because I like to have frozen meals ready to go for J’s lunches. Not because he’s incapable of making himself a sandwich, but because he may actually be in capable of making himself a sandwich AND remembering it all the way to work.
- Bread Machine Naan. It needed more butter and salt, but frankly, what doesn’t?
What I’m reading:
- Lindsay’s thoughtful post on picking yourself up and keeping mothering after you’ve reached your breaking point. I so appreciate when other mothers offer this transparency, as I struggle often with forgiving myself and moving on after my temper flares or my plans fail.
- Is it just us, or does this news about male birth control make the Pill look really sexist?
- 15 things I want my I want my kids to be instead of “happy”:
Teaching them how to design lives brimming with meaning, connection and value is a monumental challenge. We’re still learning how to get there ourselves.