But one good thing was I made chicken noodle soup for dinner with potato noodles and it. was. amazing! Better than the original IMHO (which isn't very humble because I fully admit I am a really good cook) but it was delicious. Potato noodles, I have discovered, take longer to cook than regular noodles but end up tasting a lot like dumplings which I am very fond of and also miss.
I couldn't find a picture of the potato noodles, which I admit are a little weird looking because when cooked, they are clear around the edges, but they are delicious and I am so happy to have found a substitute for egg noodles which have been a staple in our house for years. They go amazing with Norwegian meatballs which we will now eat with potatoes and will probably be more authentic. So the noodle find is an exciting thing in our house. Plus the soup got two thumbs up from Child 2 and Child 3 and I think Child 1 will like it when she finally gets home from her many activities.
Speaking of children, the mother of this six year old girl in Pennsylvania is having a worse day than me. While she was sleeping, her daughter, who is tall for 6 but still, decided she wanted to go see her father who lives across town so she got into the car and drove. Seriously. And of course crashed the car into several other cars and a telephone pole.
The girl was taken to the police station where they called her father, so she got to see him after all. But I can just imagine the phone call the mother got saying her daughter had been arrested for reckless driving and her car was wrecked. If she is like me at all, she will be afraid to go to sleep for years. So thank you, Pittsburgh Mom, for reminding me to be grateful that my children are not stealing airplanes to go visit Husband in Afghanistan. And also that Child 1 has a license and can drive herself places. And that I have never had to pick up any of them at the police station. May that record continue forever.