September 21, 2012

Second Breakfast and Other Goings On

 Second Breakfast @ 11am SHARP!

 The Menu

 The Hobbits... though I think that some of the older ones are more Elfish in size.
 Tea (and Lemonade)
 Apple Tart, that... of course... is not as pretty as the Pioneer Woman's pictures!  But it was the first thing to go and very, very good.
No, they weren't moldy, not sure what the picture deal is!
 Crusty Bloomer (we forgot the butter, jam and honey... )
 Lemon Seedcakes (without the icing since we didn't have any powdered sugar and it is besides the point that we didn't need more calories...)
 Dried fruits and nuts trail mix
 (Veggie) sausages
 Cranberry Scones
 Rather than the traditional pan fried eggs we baked it...
 The fare

 I know, the question you are all wondering, why did we eat on paper plates with paper... everything including table cloth... because we had precisely 20 minutes to eat before we had to leave for the kids Friday afternoon enrichment activity classes.  This worked.  No one tells you about the food prep and the monumental dishes when you read the books... except the time Merry and Pippin had to wash them....  So we opted to skip the monumentaly dishes part.  We told all the Hobbit Riddles in the Dark when we got in the car.  :D

As for the rest of life.....
 I am going to confess here and now that ..... well.... I usually get Aragorn zipper ties.  I get them for my boys.  I mean a zipper tie just makes sense.  However when I was shopping for a sport coat and tie for him I really, really, really liked this tie and really didnt' like any of the zipper ties. So I got this.  Aragorn was less than thrilled but he did tie the tie.  However, Pippin got ahold of it  and in a panic said, "OH MOMMY!  The tie is broken"

 Cruelty.  Sam really likes eating squirrel.  and he was thrilled by his catch. 

 I debated whether I should post this.  You see, there were a couple days in which I could not bear to sit at the kitchen table.  We thought some garden produce must have gone bad.  I ate on the couch for 2 days.  Finally the problem was discovered... the life cycle of the fly was taking place under the table on the brace "shelf".  And on said "shelf" *someone* was sneaking all the food he did not wish to eat. Hello? Aren't we about eating everything we are served?  I suppose there are confessors out there who perhaps have already heard about this, if not, then you will soon!!!  I'll have you know that I remained almost kind of calm.  I mean there were meatballs, enchilladas and other *stuff* we did not have any time recently!!  Along with alot of various stages of flies.  I just couldn't believe it. Soooo.... always check the underside of your table for secret food hide-outs.   I wish I could say I make these things up.

 Skyping with my sister who just had her 4th girl in Germany!

 There was an archery tournament going on.
 Eowyn informed me that she very clearly did not make any of the holes in the board (not to be mistaken with knotholes)  Apparently she's as bad a shot as she is a mathematician ... haha

 And we wonder just who and how the computers get messed up???

Frodo would like you to know that he is making and selling hand carved wooden spoons.  And I will admit that I love mine.  It's sturdy, not like those things you get in a store.  So if you would like to buy one you can email me and I will pass the word on to him. 


  1. Oh my, my stomach is churning at the thought of the discoveries underneath your table. Children! Sheesh!

  2. Under the table...that's nuthin'! A nameless picky, sneaky child would excuse herself to go to the bathroom/laundry during meals. ( at that time we did not realize HOW sneaky!!!)in trying to reach an item of clothing that fell behind the drier. I couldn't reach pulled the drier out slightly ............................... uneaten, rotten wrapped in napkin food, PILED behind the washer and drier!MONTHS worth. Said child was promptly tossed ( well, set, but I FELT like tossing!) behind the washer and drier and geven cleaning supplies and a garbage bag and made to scrub the area spotless. Explains the fruit fly problem we were having, even though I THOUGHT I had checked everywhere. Said child was never allowed to leave the table during meals again.

  3. Frodo should be paid for the spoon he gave me!!! He is selling them! What is the going price for a super-sturdy wooden spoon?

    Love, love the hobbit meal. How you ever did that on a busy Friday off-to-classes morning is beyond me (paper plates notwithstanding).

  4. LOL! I literally got goosegumps over the food under the table. LOL Oh boy!