By 4pm a few things have happened. Sunny has taken 2 naps, we have ventured out to the Y, a play date, the park, the grocery store or our neighbors house. I have worked on two video projects at once, written today’s blog, and answered some emails. By 4pm I am 100%exhausted and in need of rest. Not sleep, not coffee, but TV and specifically Miss Oprah (as we refer to her in our house).
Miss Oprah comes on our tv rain or shine, re-run or not everyday at 4pm. Sunny is starting to catch on.
Should I be concerned that she is actually watching Miss Oprah AND clapping when she hears the audience clap? She never noticed her before so I never worried about it, but now I swear she looks at me like “Mommy where is Miss Oprah?”
As soon as Miss Oprah’s off we move into the kitchen where we make dinner and wait for Daddy to magically appear in our doorway with wine, AKA mother’s little helper. Its also helpful when he takes Sunny and plays: chase Daddy around the house until you work up an appetite and Mommy finishes dinner.
Onto a recipe…..
I discovered this last week and I’m excited to have actually taken a photo or two to share it with you. It’s yummy OPEN FACED GRILLED CHEESE.
You will need:
4 pieces of Cheese ( I use cheddar and Swiss)
1 English Muffin ( Trader Joes makes the big fat ones if you can find them, but Thomas’ will do)
1 cup Tomato Soup ( I make my own, but canned or boxed is great too)
1 tbsp Basil
1 dollop of sour cream
This could not be more simple but it’s Oh! So good!
Warm oven to 425. Place 2 pieces of cheese on each muffin half. Sprinkle basil onto of cheesed halves. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until browned ( I like to burn my cheese but to each his/her own). In the meantime, heat soup on stove top. Remove from heat and add sour cream. When your muffins are browned pull those out and cut each half into equal halves ( I do this because it tricks my mind into thinking I ate a lot more than I did)