My son is suspiciously abscent from these photos...he's been in his room all afternoon building things with legos and reading Calvin and Hobbes in quiet escape from his sisters. :)
Today was all about NO electronics, as I've been sick since Thursday and Brad's been at a conference and the kids have watched a lot of Netflix while I recovered.
Everyone continued work on the ginormous train track they started last night, until Loren got a little uppity with the girls and put himself in time out in his room.
Of course there was a lot of art going on, and a shopping trip to the store across the street. I still haven't been brave enough to try walking there with all the kids...I generally don't know what exactly I need until I get there. A one bag trip could easily turn into an 'impossible to carry home' conundrum I don't realize has happened until I wheel the cart out the the parking lot and remember my van is a 1/4 mile away in my driveway.
The salmon and potatoes are super easy and a family favorite. Just coat with olive oil or, if you're out like I was today, butter on the salmon and canola oil on the potatoes, which were yukon golds. I put the salmon on parchment paper, generously sprinkled with French Garden Salad Dressing Mix & Rub and put it in a cold oven which I then turn to 400 degrees. Salmon on the bottom, potatoes in the middle for 25 minutes, then I swap them until I feel like they're done. The fish is always done first, of course, but covered with a little foil it keeps very well for the few minutes it takes for the potatoes to catch up. Simple & easy (if badly photographed).
Why didn't I remember I needed olive oil while at the store? The same reason I'd forget I walked there. My brain and I are rather in-the-moment forgetful.
I spent some time on the computer at my freshly cleaned desk while the kiddos played.
It's been a lovely Sunday afternoon, indeed.
(Kitchen wetbag made by Pepperjack Home, more on this (and a giveaway!) Tuesday.)