Well....there went a crapload of money up in smoke, huh?! Ehh....yes, but fireworks are fun. (Is anybody else hearing Beavis and Butthead "fire fire....heh heh heh heh..fire fire!" ??)
Jesse worked til 9, which was ok, because it didn't get dark til 9 anyway. Ryan and I made tamales all by ourselves and they came out fabulous. Usually I make sure Jesse 'helps' because I say I don't know what I'm doing. This time, though, I wanted tamamles bad enough to risk messing up a $12.00 pork roast. We followed the recipe (Jesse's moms' recipe)....Ryan made the masa, I made the meat...and we both did the actual assembly. It went pretty quick, and we were cleaned up by the time Jesse got home. He was impressed. I have to say though......most of you know I homeschool. (or unschool, for those of you who are savvy to the HS lingo) Yesterday was a fine example of homeschooling at its' best. We had a science class yesterday while we were making the tamales. Did you know........that if you put something VERY hot into the blender, cap the blender, and turn it on.....it will blow the lid clean off.......even if you're physically holding it on? Well.....it will. My advice is to not try that with hot chile straight out of the fry pan. You'll be cleaning cabinets for quite a while. Of course, that's just my advice. If you do decide to do that, please send me pictures so I can laugh at the fact that somebody else did it, too.
Anyway, we didn't set the house on fire.....so it musta been a good 4th.....right?