We did some home improvements, including a new color in the dining room. Painting around all the trim work really got to my nerves and I found myself trimming around one small section and then walking away from the project for a few hours. Or a few days.
Eventually, I let my girls go at it, figuring that the ratio of blue wall to white wall was at least moving in my favor.
Never fear, however, for those of you who, like me, worry that this kind of busyness often leads to drive-thrus, frozen foods and sandwiches on the run. I was able to keep that kind of meal at a minimum and instead turned to the grill and to my garden pantry for a kind of convenience food I can live with. A new favorite is White Chicken Chili and I love making fresh crunchy tortilla strips to garnish the top.With Sophia going gluten-free, it's hard to trust even packaged corn chips that seem to have no suspect ingredients. One never knows whether the oil used to fry them have been used to fry another product that was gluten-y.