So the Big Girl, aka Minion #1, recently incurred a $500 dollar texting bill.
Yes you read that correctly.
Between one month and the next, WHAMMO!
And as much as she tries, money is still not floating in the toilet when she gets up sooo...
She only thought I worked her before.
Folding laundry-minion duty
Loading the dishwasher-minion duty
Emptying the dishwasher-minion duty
Sorting recycling-minion duty
Taking recycling to curb-minion duty
Putting the Kids clothes away-minion duty
Straightening up the living room-minion duty
Countertops wiped-minion duty
Doggie door service-minion duty
Poop patrol-minion duty
Mowing the yard-minion duty
Supervise the Kids bath time-minion duty
Give the schmoopsie a bath-minion duty
Random babysitting-minion duty
Anything else I can fucking think of- up to and including getting me a glass of water with just 4 pieces of ice-minion duty
That's all I have to say about that.
In other news I made the absolutely most delicious wonderful awesome throw together simple supper in the history of throw together simple suppers.
I had initially planned a home style chinese supper but at the grocery decided I really wanted one of the rotisserie chickens and made an executive decision to put the pork on hold til supper tonight.
I had a nice bunch of fresh basil, pine nuts in the freezer, some parmesan and half a pound of fusilli.
I had a plan.
I had never made pesto before and so I began a cookbook and internet recipe search and settled on this pesto recipe from a blog I follow(she is a largely vegetarian/vegan cook/author and has some really wonderful ideas, but being an omnivore I look elsewhere for protein recipes).
I started chopping:
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 the basil(leaves only)
added and kept chopping:
1/2 of the 1/4 cup raw pine nuts
the rest of the basil
added and kept chopping:
the rest of the pine nuts
3/4 cup grated parmesan
and kept on chopping til I was chopped out.
Then I scooped this huge chopped fine pile into a bowl and started to cover it with olive oil.
My small stoveside bottle ran dry but I am a pantry stash girl so no worries, and went to my cupboard.
What the hell? It was bare.
I RAN OUT OF OLIVE OIL!
Enter random babysitting duties for Minion #1.
Out to the store and back in a flash I came to finish the pesto.
A taste revealed that it needed salt so I sprinkled on about 2 teaspoons of grey sea salt and gave it a stir.
The fusilli I broke into thirds before dumping it in the salted boiling water.
10 minutes later the pasta was done and dinner was served.
I barely stopped myself from devouring this when I remembered at the very last minute that a photo record of this awesomeness might be in order.