To explain the title of this post . . .
Dan has a habit of asking if I need help with anything in the kitchen, listening to a job/assignment I offer, then stating, "I just have to _______ first." (Insert whatever you think appropriate in that blank -- finish this newspaper article, go to the bathroom, check email, etc!) By the time he's ready to help, I'm usually past the stage where I'd need that job done, so I do it myself.
You'd think I'd find this behavior frustrating; I just think it's hilarious!
So, this afternoon, as I was busy making pizza for our lunch, I exclaimed that I had forgotten to slice up a few garlic cloves to top our pizza; Dan immediately hopped up from the computer, grabbed a cutting board and knife, and went to work.
Needless to say, I was surprised, especially since Dan HATES peeling garlic. When I described my surprise, Dan's response?
"I always have time for garlic."
You'd think he was of Italian ancestry or something.
Anyhow, here's that glorious pizza:
AND, the baked mac and cheese with broccoli I made for dinner:
I promise you we each consumed two side salads over the course of the day, too! One cannot survive on cheese and carbs alone. :)
Not much to look at, but this was some fantastic homemade butterscotch pudding! Yum, yum, sweet and caramelly goodness!
I'm thrilled to report that today I also prepped a bunch of greens for consumption later this week, washed and spun a bunch of lettuce for salads, whipped through a batch of granola, baked a pan of oatmeal-raspberry bars, and made our ENTIRE dinner for tomorrow night, save baking it off and making a salad. Woo! I love being prepared for the week!