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My mom has been with us these past few days for Thanksgiving and whipped up a food frenzy. She made lots of delicious food. One thing she made was Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls.

Also there were delicious beef curry pastries. Not only were they yummy but beautiful too.

She left today, which meant I was left to my own devices in cooking. So I made kale crisps, from the Martha Stewart Living magazine. Hmmm… now that I think about it, I think the aesthetics are severely lacking compared to my mom’s food.

Very easy actually. Just slice up some kale and toss with olive oil and lemon zest. Bake 15 minutes, stirring once and season with salt. Quite delicious!

The slow cooker meal didn’t fare so well, though. It ended up looking like this.

I guess my efforts to add veggies to the meal to make it more nutritious were a bit overzealous. My cooking skills leave much to be desired.

In other news, the kids were quite hilarious tonight. Daniel was doing math homework and trying to draw a sphere.

Daniel: Hmmm. I’m not quite sure that looks like a sphere.

Me: (walking over to take a look) It looks like a ham.

Megan: (also walking over to take a look) It looks like the behind of a pig. Let me help.

Daniel: (watching) That doesn’t look  like a sphere! That looks like a bowl of water!

Megan: Well you have to let me finish drawing it!

Daniel: That’s enough. Let me take it. Now it looks like a circle.

Megan: But I’m still shading it! How do you expect it to look like a sphere if I don’t shade it!

Daniel: Let me do it!

Megan: (goes back to desk) Here’s a book for you. It’s a book for the undiscovered artist.

Daniel: There’s nothing to discover. I can’t even draw a straight line using a ruler!

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