Hear me ROOAAARR... or in my case.. watch me boil water!
OK... so because of this CRAZY April snowstorm our power went out this morning. Let me explain.. we live IN THE BUSH.. but we have the best of both 'worlds'.. we are only 10 minutes to the city (if you could even call it that.. I think that is enough detail where I live because frankly I like anonymity ☺).
So I didn't take out any bread this morning and I knew it wouldn't have thawed in time for lunch ... what to do, what to do? So I ask the kids "What would you guys like for lunch?"... a unanimous "PASTA!!" hummmm ... ok I thought to myself.. how do I swing that request?? Well since I got the wood stove going this morning and the fire was ROARING.. I thought to myself.. why don't I try to cook the PIONEER WOMEN way! So I got my pot full of water and plunked it on the stove.. I thought it would take a hour or so to boil so I thought to put it on right away... that was at 10:30a ... well I was very surprised to find the water boiling in about 20mins (wow... pretty cool I thought to myself)! So I cooked up some pasta.. and lunch was served by 11a ~ a bit early in comparison to our 'schedule'... but the kids ate a warm lunch on a snowy-power-outage day. I am feeling like a proud mama for sure!
What would a pioneer women do while she waits for her water to boil... snap pictures of course!! (ok so I'm not a true pioneer women.. but hey.. lets face it we will in 2010 people!)