Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

This reminds me a bit of a cauliflower gratin I made once. I need to dig up the recipe and de-gluten it, and now I really want to!

We de-Christmased only a couple days after the holiday, leaving the box out so the menorah could join in a night or two later. Now I'm wishing I'd done a time capsule drawing--that's such a great idea.


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Cauliflower would cheer me up, I think. And believe me, I NEED cheered up this week. It's one of my B's favorite veggies, so I will definitely be baking this one up soon. If I can muster the oomph to even want to cook.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Hugs going out to you, Omaha--I hope things look up...

There's always next year, Mouse--or you can slip something into one of the boxes now! I bet the cauliflower recipe could easily be made gluten-free--I think you make a good gluten-free bread, right?


beck's picture beck

Cauliflower and cheese is one of my favorites. We're so broke right now that supper will be potato and cheese soup, i think - and that's fine.

There are lots of reasons for cheer: big kids are TONS of fun. I have SO many good times with My Girl now that she's bigger, way more than I ever did when she was a wee one, fun girly times. And you have a great career and your writing and a happy marriage and all sorts of things, and should you need some mid-January holidays, I am FULL of those. (among other things.)


Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

Your T has a January birthday too? Both R and G are January birthdays, which I find helps with the post-Christmas let down.

I love cheesy cauliflower...yum!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know there's lots of room for cheer--I just sometimes do a double-take of sorts when I realize how quickly time is flying by!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Yes! My T. turns FIVE on January 13th!


bowdawg's picture bowdawg

I, sadly, did not even get the decorations OUT this year. But I did manage to salvage enough Holiday Joy to feel a pang of sadness when I read your account of dismantling the tree.

I used to despise that moment... it was like the next year was impossibly far off. But now it seems that dust doesn't even settle on the Holiday decoration boxes in storage. The years plow by so fast now!

Love the time capsule idea by the way! Brilliant way to mark time (and more exciting than the lines of height with our initials and dates inside the pantry of my parent's door in Allendale, NJ.)

Happy New Year!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I used to get so sad and melancholy as a child too when we took down the tree. But now we end up having the decorations up for so long that it's almost a relief to move onto the next holiday!

No decorations for you this year? You'll have to make up for that by decking out completely for Valentine's Day!