Happy Wednesday. Yay. There. That was the most upbeat part of this post.
Simply put, today, September 7th, 2011 AD, was the beginning of the end. And you know it was a bad day when this morning, predicting how today was going to turn out, I had to use the family heirloom Whoopee mug for hot chocolate.
Sarcastic cups. Hot chocolate when it’s still warm outside. Yup. Bad day ahead.
Today was the day that, after a summer of whimsy and frolicking through meadows (hmmm, I wish), I had to go back to my weekly homeschool group. The homeschool group (or co-op, as we call it) is basically a place where parents send their kids to take classes they would have a hard time teaching, and along the way, help them get socialized. 6 long hours of sheer fun. *cough* SARCASM *cough* Ok, I’m actually making it sound worse than it actually is. Thankfully, I’m really good friends with all of the junior and senior girls. All 4 of them… But, for socially awkward home-learned dorks like yours truly, to go from hardly seeing anyone all week to suddenly plunging headfirst into a bunch of equally awkward teenagers isn’t exactly my cup of tea. Or cup of Dr. Pepper. I’ve heard it both ways.
So to try to boost my spirits, last night I made my ultimate comfort food. Meatballs.
I’ve made meatballs a few times before and every time I make them they’re drier than a Brit’s sense of humor. Nothing against British people. I love those guys. But that’s besides the point. Point is I was going into this recipe hoping they’d turn out ok. Did they? Errr….sure?
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of pasta. Or veggies. Or fruit. Or a lot of stuff. But meat? BRING IT ON. Add meat to any dish and I’m happy. Add meat to any meat dish and I’m even happier. I was actually going to put bacon in these meatballs, but my arteries protested. So pasta by itself isn’t my favorite, but adding meatballs made everything ok.
Pair meatballs with garlic bread made from hotdog buns and you’ve got a meal. And the icing on the cake is when your mother exclaims “Garlic bread from hotdog buns?! How resourceful!” I enjoy using the awkward phrases my family says against them ;)
We all know meatballs are the food I turn to when I’m in a bad mood. What’s your comfort food?
To end this on a happy note, the good news is that I’m still sane. Barely. Although this whole spending-hours-away-from-home thing is totally cramping my hermit style.