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My How Things Change...

Just a few short weeks ago I was whining and complaining about having nothing to do. I should have spent that time napping and being lazy- cuz it didn't last long!

I've been subbing at the school almost non-stop for the last two weeks, and somehow I've managed to wiggle my way into a permanent job at the school (starting September 28th).

Dev's birthday was yesterday, but I've planned a party to celebrate on Saturday evening. I took a few days off this week to get things ready and figure out what to serve my guests!!

In the meantime, I have cooked a few memorable meals, and I'll post one of them here.

Not too long ago I did a post about some savory waffles I found a recipe for in Rachael Ray's magazine. The recipe made about a zillion, so I froze the rest to use later.

One morning this week, I popped a few of the leftover waffles in the toaster, topped them with some leftover veggie taco filling (zucchini, onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes), sprinkled on a little cheese and ran them under the broiler. The results were pretty tasty!


You have a job!! I just got a job this week myself and I'm really really really excited about it. What school will you be working at? They are SO lucky to have you and I hope it works out great. I'm sure you will miss the kitchen etc. with so much time now dedicated to work but you'll make it work. Congratulations and good luck!

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