Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saving Lives, Annoying Neighbors

We spent this afternoon taking a class in infant CPR. We never got any sort of confirmation that the class was happening so when we showed up we could sense the panic in their voices as they scrambled to get someone to teach the class to us. At the end we emerged from the local YMCA ready to save some babies.

So far we haven't met any babies that have needed our assistance. You may think that's a good thing. After watching the Red Cross videos where some guy is just wandering along wearing surgical gloves and stumbles upon an unconscious baby on a pedestal I felt ready to leap into action.

Today has been something of a disappointment in that regard.

Three All The Way

When they mentioned things that young children or babies may choke on they mentioned hot dogs so I figured I should make them for dinner tonight since we're not going to cook them again until the kids are eighteen.

No, the babies are not the size of hot dogs this week.

Mustard Potato Salad and Kettle Chips

We were a little short on buns so I asked Jen if she'd like potato chips or potato salad as an accompaniment. She answered: "Both."

I boiled some Red Bliss potatoes and Yukon Gold Potatoes, added a little cider vinegar, whole grain mustard, parsley, hot sauce, SweetSmoothHot mustard, red onion, salt, and pepper.

Green Flash Brewing Company Palate Wrecker

Since I have had hot dogs many times in the past I felt like I wouldn't be missing out on anything if I couldn't taste them. That's why tonight I chose the Palate Wrecker from Green Flash Brewing Company. At over 100 IBUs this beer was like someone punching you in the mouth with brass knuckles but instead of being made of brass they're made of hops.

Hop knuckles.

It was enjoyable but I don't know if I'd rush out and have a second bottle. It's more like something you experience once to see what it's like. Kind of like licking a battery.

At any rate we got in another outdoor dinner before a week of rainfall that is scheduled to start tomorrow. I'm sure our neighbors will be saddened not to have their evenings interrupted by the sound of clanking plates and picture-taking.

We're the best neighbors.

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