They Were Only Having Fun

Archived | March 10, 2009 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. The kids have the week off for Spring Break so to say they were wired Saturday night is an understatement. They went from the phone to the mini-trampoline to email to making popcorn to a documentary about ghosts and when they got bored they turned to each other and to Mr. Sundberg for a game of pile-on which ended in a mild back injury for Mr. Sundberg and a less-than-mild chewing out for the three kids. I informed them that if they aren’t able to find constructive ways to occupy themselves over the next week, I would do so myself, and mentioned that the basement is in need of a good cleaning and that there’s a fair amount of forest that could be cleared of brush if one only had a solid stretch of hours and a good pair of gloves.
Not that they were being naughty. No, they were only having fun and I imagine the mile high lemon meringue pie I fed them didn’t help much in the restraint department. But it’s always good at the beginning of a long week to lay down a few words as a reference point. That way, if things get out of hand, I can always say, Now, where did I put that crate of work gloves?
They say Big Snow is on its way around Tuesday so I picked up a new board game and some vanilla ice cream and root beer for floats. I plan to work on my taxes and imagine the day will start out that way, with noble intentions, and some kind of fibrous cereal and coffee, and laundry done early, but who knows? Mr. Sundberg has to head out before nine, and I’m thinking the kids will be wanting pie for breakfast. At some point, I’ll holler, PIE! and break the silence, and then what will sound like a small herd will come thundering down the stairs. For homemade pie. And there are exactly four pieces left, and spring is on its way.
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits
You can whip up these biscuits in no time at all. They’re best with chicken, salad, or pasta, and taste best when still warm. A good friend calls them “Tape-’em-to-your-buttscuits” but we won’t go there.
2 c. Bisquick or similar baking mix
2/3 c. milk
1/2 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 c. melted butter
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
Mix Bisquick, milk and cheddar until a soft ball forms. Beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Drop by balls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes or so. Mix butter and garlic and brush on rolls while still hot on the pan.