Let Me See That Jelly Roll

There are many reasons for Damn-it Steve and this is just one small thing.  While it seems like I’m just being nit-picky, it truly is time consuming and messy these jelly rolls.

I work on Wednesdays so that lovely day has been deemed “Daddy Fun Day” which simply means “little rules apply day.”

Once again my clever husband has entertained the kids with his new lunch invention of the Jelly Roll.  What is a Jelly Roll?

  1. Each girl gets 2 pieces of bread and a roll pin.  They roll their bread out super flat, however since they aren’t strong enough to get it Daddy flat, I have to step in and help.
  2. Then they cut off the crusts.  The girls with knifes doesn’t bother me- they are butter knifes and they have been spreading their toppings on toast for a year now- it’s that they end up cutting most of the bread off.  It leaves a mess and is wasteful.
  3. Next they spread jelly out.  This is uber messy; like purple syrup.  And in case you didn’t know this is a syrup free home.
  4. Finally…roll.

This is fine if time permits but usually it doesn’t so I am stuck with the task.  It is great because they always eat them and I’ve tweaked the recipe so we leave the crust on; I try to roll with the crust mostly inside so they don’t see.

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Do You Like These Smells Too?

Fantastic Smells

This is always fun and I’ve actually made a list before…here!  I love that Stasha is using some of my ideas; it’s always flattering.  So without delaying any longer let’s see how many you think are fantastic too!

  1. A FRESH pot of coffee brewing in the morning.  I can’t think of a better smell to wake up to.  It definitely tops morning breath even from a cute 4 year old.
  2. Tomato Plants- their leaves are so fragrant- even the slightest touch and your hands smell all day.
  3. That stupid Polo Blue for men, I’m still writing about it from my happy list.  I’m still rubbing that magazine sample all over me and the girls- buy a bottle?  That would make too much sense.
  4. This might sound gross but my husband after he’s been working- not his day job work but real man-work, like building something or chopping wood.  Hubba Hubba!
  5. My dog Bowie, rest his soul.  I saved his collar in a zip lock baggie to remind me of him and I know people think all dogs smell the same but they don’t.  I miss that guy 0129081812a
  6. Fresh bread baking
  7. Vanilla
  8. Fresh cut grass (this might be confusing because I love the sound of the lawn mower- it reminds me so much of my childhood- so not sure if it’s the smell or sound that pulls at my heart).
  9. My girls when they are clean; not sweaty.  They are big enough that their sweat is gross and no longer cute
  10. And of course- THE OCEAN

I went back and looked at my other list and it is very similar so I must really love these smells.   Link up if you will with the rest of the posse at Monday Listicles!