Happy St. Patty's Day! I love St. Patty's day.........for many reasons! It always reminds me of home....my mom's grandfather was Irish/Indian, quite a mix. However Irish blood is pretty strong, strong enough to eat Corned Beef and Cabbage every March 17th. Its a tradition, my mom would cook it all day and as much as I love to eat it, I hate to smell it cooking, I mean HATE. I don't know what it is about the smell, it just doesn't sit well with me. If the 17th was on a weekend I would find any way to get out of the house! Once mom invited me and my soon to be husband over on a Friday night for it....during lent! H eat it! But it was always something we would do as a family, a tradition. I want that with my Monkey.
So, tonight I am going to make my little monkey and I a traditional Irish meal.... Colcannon (basically creamed cabbage with corned beef). All Recipes is my source for the recipe so we will see. I like everything in it so hopefully it will be good. I will let you know tomorrow maybe I will even take pictures.
ART TEACHER MOMENT #1 (of this blog)
|New Sheldon Wet/Dry Triple Decker by Jeff Koons|
|Photo from Des Moines Art Center|
My student teacher is doing Star books in class. Each student has to research an artist from a list that we give them. I love this unit you get to talk about artist and why they create crazy stuff. Every once in a while you get that kids who is really smart and can carry on a good conversation with you and 2nd hour was no exception. He hated Jackson Pollock, his art shouldn't be art! A monkey could do it. My come back is a but a monkey didn't! So we talked about different pieces that some people do for the meaning behind them. For example the 3 shop vacs in clear boxes stacked on top of each other at the Des Moines art center. I went there 4 times in high school and it wasn't until the last time that the docent actually made sense of these 3 vac sitting on top of one another. Now, I don't know if it was the docent or the soon-to-be art teacher in me that made sense of it, but it was a moment I will never forget! I still talk about our need as a country or society to have bigger and better things and how we run out and get that new shop vac when it comes out, art to make a statement, . Maybe its a different size or color, but we need it! Do you know how much more it is to get a colored washer and dryer????
So ask yourself.......how many vacuums do you have in your home????? Me........5!