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There are times that I really do feel like The Little Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe. I even call our little house "The Shoe". I am a stay at home mom. I do really think that was my calling. My kids are 13, 10, 10, (yes they are twins) and 5. Our life is an adventure, most times it really is a beautiful adventure.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Left Over Ham = Magic

    Oh blissful silence.  The house is so quiet that I can actually hear the clock ticking.  I had forgotten what silence sounded like.  The holidays are over and my little darlings are back at school.  I had made myself all kinds of promises as to things that I would get accomplished while the kids are home, and may have done one of them.  I was going to work tirelessly and teach the big kids their times tables (they don't teach them their times tables in school anymore).  I had bought prizes and we were going to have drills.... but they were having too much fun and we ran out of time.  I was going to redesign my laundry room and make it more efficient for space... nope.  I promised that I would be organized for back to school, have a weeks worth of snacks and muffins and meals... nope, we went to a friends and ended the holidays having fun tobogganing and drinking hot chocolate.

    Last night I tucked the kids into bed and made my way downstairs, wanting to collapse onto the couch to watch TV, but knowing I had lunches to get ready, and actually debating with myself that perhaps for the first time in history I could just get up early and make their lunches.... bad idea.  I pulled open my bread drawer, I had wraps.... yes.  The next big question was what do I fill the wraps with?  I had forgotten to pick up lunch meat.  I opened the fridge, and there peeking back at me in pink delight was last night's left over ham from dinner.

    I cubed up the ham into small pieces.

I finely chopped up some celery and added it to the chopped ham.

    My next step was to take a little more than half a cup of mayonnaise and mix it in a small bowl with about a half a teaspoon of mustard and half a teaspoon of honey.  I whisked that together and then mixed it into the ham.  The final step, roll up those wraps.  Let's hope the kids like it.  With my kids it's a bit of a crap shoot.  Some will come home raving about it, some will tell me it was disgusting and because of my incompetence they are starving (o.k. none of them have ever used the word "incompetence", but I could tell from their eyes they were thinking it).  I have decided at least with my kids I can always win, so why not just roll the dice.

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