Wednesday, May 18, 2011


EOG proctoring went fairly well today.  Except for the part where they were done and my four boys had to stand in line behind about thirteen kindergarten boys waiting for the bathroom, and missing lunch.  But they were very good.  Or very scared of me (I threatened horrible things if they spoke in the halls).  One more day and then I am NOT driving to the Bull City again this school year.



So I got out and raced down to the library to give math lessons to a young lady who speaks French, is learning Spanish and Arabic, translates Egyptian hieroglyphics in her spare time, reads above the college level, and is doing 7th grade math.  She is sweet and lovely and makes teaching uber fun.  In one lesson we covered ratios, proportions, percentages, percentages of whole numbers, different kinds of triangles and how to make permutations easy (ie: not listing out EVERY SINGLE COMBINATION JUST TO FIND OUT HOW MANY OF THEM THERE ARE!!!).  I had fun.  She got good at all these things.  AND I got paid for it.  love my job.

Also really enjoying my job as a wife, right now.  (well, always, really.  J is the best husband EVUR!!11!1!!one! and makes it really easy to do wifey things.)  Last night I decided that I wanted cheesy scalloped potatoes.  So I made them.  (And didnt' take pictures...which I should have done because I love it when people post recipes with pictures in them so I shall endeavour to do better).  But here is the recipe:

Preheat oven to 350.
Peel 3-4 medium sized potatoes and thinly (like 1/4-1/8 of an inch) slice them.  Boil the slices in hot water until partially cooked (a knife will go through them with a little resistance).
In another saucepan, melt 1-2 Tbsp butter on medium heat and saute a minced clove of garlic and 1/4 of a medium sized onion (diced) until tender.  Add 1 Tbsp flour and mix into the butter.  Add 1/2-3/4 cups of milk and allow to heat.  Then add a good handful of shredded cheese.  Stir until melted.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Drain the potatoes and spread out in a greased 8x8 baking dish.  Pour the cheesey gooey goodness over the potatoes.  Bake UNCOVERED for 30-35 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Tonight: Burgers and Mum's Perfect Corn.  (which I shall write up and post here WITH PICTURES!)


  1. Nice! I'm glad you love your little linguist student.

    Tasty-sounding recipe! I'm assuming the oven temp is 350?

  2. yes. sorry. thought I had that in there... oops


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