"How about Philly?" I asked. "Maybe not a good day to be in a sunless gorge." We researched Philadelphia museums, exhibits, ticket costs, as well as, parking and directions.
Snow began to fall. The snow tugged at my sleeve. We dressed and went outside. The snow was pretty. The three of us walked down the lane until Beren used up his last reserves from breakfast - English muffins, eggs, and bacon.
We returned to the house at 10:30. "Maybe I should look in the basement for wood for some kind of a project," Jared said. When he emerged from the basement, Beren and I were chopping sunflower seeds, almonds, and sesame seeds in the Cuisinart. We added sugar, butter, and salt to make a cookie recipe from Foraging and Feasting. I dotted eash cookie with homemade blackberry syrup.
We spent the rest of the day in the garden digging in the mud. When we came back in, it was 4:30pm. The day had passed easily (not counting Beren's occasional testing of his parents) with no distractions.
I made chicken strips breaded in masa, nettles, and wild bergamot. For vegetables, we had steamed broccoli. For a starch, leftover noodles, transformed in cold sesame noodles, based on the leftover nut butter base for Brain Balls.
A delicious day.