While Hannah is going to community college, I couldn’t not take her picture for her first day of school.Ā  I remember when she went to kindergarten – she was growing out her bangs at the time and I had her hair pulled back really cute.Ā  She goes to school and the photographer handed out combs to all the kids, so she thought that meant that he wanted her to comb her hair.

Out came the cute clip and this is how I got her picture back:

I loved her turtleneck too šŸ˜€

When I asked her how her hair turned out like this, she said “I combed my hair for the picture!”Ā  I told her she did a great job šŸ˜€

Fast forward 13 quick years:

She chose to take some night classes so that she would be available to work during the day.Ā  She is also babysitting for three different families that she met through her job – they pay her $10 an hour!Ā  When I babysat I remember getting .50 cents and hour – and when I made $1 an hour I thought I was all that and a bag of chips!

Hannah is a person that would rather be 20 minutes early than 2 seconds late.Ā  She got there early, texted me and said “shit, it’s me and a bunch of 40 year olds!”Ā  But it turned out to be okay – more kids her age showed up the closer it got to 7:00.

My camera was on its last battery, so I was lucky to even get two pictures of my breakfast and lunch.

And leftovers from our work party over the weekend.

the green salsa was really good!

I broke up my bike ride yesterday – I did a 5.5 mile hill climb that was really hard.Ā  I did a 1 mile cool down for 5 minutes, then did that same 1 mile in a sprint – I did the mile in 2:08 seconds, which put me in 1,020th place for fastest time.Ā  The record for that course is 1:02!Ā Ā  But having not worked out since last Thursday, it was tough!

Dinner was my gyros burgers.Ā  I made 4 ounce burgers and then served them in pita pockets with tzatziki sauce, cucumber and tomato.

love the oregano in this mix

So I ended up making more bread.Ā  The signature dough of the cookbook I got from the library is another no knead dough.Ā  This one though has to rise for 18 hours and only calls for 1/4 of a teaspoon of yeast!Ā  You can get the recipe here.

So I made the dough the night before last, had it sitting on the counter with plastic wrap.Ā  When it came time to put it on my parchment paper to bake, I really, really wanted to add more flour.Ā  The dough was super sticky and in the back of my head was like “this is never going to work!”

see how sticky it is?

I preheated my cast iron dutch oven at475 for 30 minutes.Ā  Added the dough, put the lid on and 30 minutes later it looked like this:

Then took the lid off and baked in another 15 minutes.

The crust is amazing, and even this morning, the crust is still crispy šŸ˜€

Delicious!Ā  This one is definitely a keeper too šŸ˜€

So in this addition of I want that . . . I need to ask my neighbor for his recipe for red beans and rice with andoille sausage:

Tony and our neighbor were talking when I got home – later in the evening he knocked on the door and said “there was just enough for Tony to have some for lunch.”Ā  When I brought it to Tony he said “he told me he was making red beans and rice and I told him that was one of my favorite dishes.”Ā  Excuse me? I’ve been married to this man for almost 10 years and I never knew that!Ā  I always considered red beans and rice to be a spicy dish so I never even thought to make it!

Now I need the recipe – stat!

I didn’t do caloriecount.com yesterday, but I think I did okay overall.Ā  Off to cut watermelon for my breakfast – have a great Tuesday! šŸ˜€

Don’t forget about BSI this week – the secret ingredient is pistachio! Tonight I plan on making a pistachio gelato šŸ˜€